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The educator aims at a slow process of development; the propagandist, at quick results. The educator tries to tell people how to think; the propagandist, what to think. The educator strives to develop individual responsibility; the propagandist, mass effects. The educator wants thinking; the propagandist, action. The educator fails unless he achieves an open mind; the propagandist, unless he achieves a closed mind.
Everett Dean Martin (more quotes by Everett Dean Martin or books by/about Everett Dean Martin)
(1880-1941) American minister, writer, journalist, instructor, lecturer, social psychologist, social philosopher, advocate of adult education
Are We Victims of Propaganda, Our Invisible Masters: A Debate with Edward Bernays (1929)
Propaganda, Educatiion, Ignorance, Collectivism, Control, Independence, Reason, Indoctrination, Opinion, Free Thought