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"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."
Leonard Schapiro (more quotes by Leonard Schapiro or books by/about Leonard Schapiro)
(1908-1983) British academic, London School of Economics, Professor of Political Science with Special Reference to Russian Studies
The Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 2nd ed (New York Random House, 1971), 477.
Propaganda, Reason, Uniformity