Sunday, May 20, 2007

Propaganda Quiz

Quiz: Who made the following statement:

"... the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be esssentially simple and repititious. In the long run only he will achieve basic results in influencing public opinion who is able to reduce problems to the simplest terms and who has the courage to keep forever repeating them in this simplified form despite the objection of the intellectuals."

Circle the best answer:
a. Karl Rove
b. Howard Dean
c. Michael Moore
d. Rush Limbaugh
e. none of the above


Answer: e. The statement was made by Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler's Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. From THE GOEBBELS DIARIES 1942-1943, edited and translated by Louis P. Lochner, Doubleday, Garden City New York, 1948, p.56

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