A convention was drawn up on June 17, 1925, in which the principle of supervision, as opposed to that of simple propaganda, was recognized, thanks to the efforts of the labour members, of whom I was one.
Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.
As the Persians wrote very little about how they ran their affairs, the Greek propaganda of the 5th century B.C. has for centuries gone virtually unchallenged – indeed, for Edward Said, it was the beginning of Europe’s long habit of misunderstanding and ill-informed contempt of the Middle East.
Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.
Furthermore, it is not distorting history to say that it was largely through the efforts and propaganda of our International Federation that the government of the U.S.S.R. was recognized by the majority of the great powers.
It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.
They make revolutionary propaganda because they know the privileged class can never be overturned peacefully.
The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous, lasting and total environment renders the influence of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because it creates a constant environment.
The reporting of news has to be understood as propaganda for commodities, and events by images.