"Propagand must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over."

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      Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect. Truth was unimportant and entirely subordinate to tactics and psychology.


      Whether his knowledge comes from a study of Goebbels or learned in other ways, Trump is a master of these precepts of effective propaganda.

      When you think you have no choice but to start a war, think again. Wars promise to be quick, clean and decisive. Wars lie. They cause more problems than they solve, they just won't tell you that beforehand.

      "If we are to have peace on earth, ... our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective."

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      He’s entirely the creation of the US media and political establishments, which are vastly more effective at disimminating propaganda, and a hell of a lot more threatening to the future of humanity.

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      <p>Kind of like a lot of people in business and politics, actually.</p>
      <p>I think there’s a book about that: the psychopath next door or something similar?</p>

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