"Hitler’s dictatorship differed in one fundamental point from all its predecessors in history. It was the first dictatorship in the present period of modern technical development, a dictatorship which made complete use of all technical means for the domination of its own country. Through technical devices like the radio and the loud-speaker, eighty million people were deprived of independent thought. It was thereby possible to subject them to the will of one man."
[Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer] (1905-1981) German architect, Adolf Hitler's chief architect before becoming Minister of Armaments and War Production for the Third Reich
at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II, 1946
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