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Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.

Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) French playwright.

Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.

The successor to politics will be propaganda. Propaganda, not in the sense of a message or ideology, but as the impact of the whole technology of the times.

Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980) Canadian communications theorist and educator.