"No one understood better than Stalin that the true object of propaganda is neither to convince nor even to persuade, but to produce a uniform pattern of public utterance in which the first trace of unorthodox thought immediately reveals itself as a jarring dissonance."
by:
Leonard Schapiro
(1908-1983) British academic, London School of Economics, Professor of Political Science with Special Reference to Russian Studies
Source:
The Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 2nd ed (New York Random House, 1971), 477.
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And then Stalin sent you off to Siberia and you never came back.
 -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    You didn't build it, hope, change, tax the rich until there is no more, 21 - Stalin would have been so, so, so proud.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Excellent quote. Repeat the lies so often - not to convince or cajole - that the truth is a jarring dissonance. That is exactly how to get people to write off treason as conspiracy 'theory'.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Yes those tactics have worked well in America, Truth sounds as a dis-cord in the ignorant ear socialism provides. 
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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    Stalin was as bad as Hitler, maybe worse.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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