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Definition of Propaganda


  1. A congregation of cardinals, established in 1622, charged with the management of missions.
  2. The college of the Propaganda, instituted by Urban VIII. (1623-1644) to educate priests for missions in all parts of the world.
  3. Hence, any organization or plan for spreading a particular doctrine or a system of principles.

Propaganda Quotations

All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
Noam Chomsky

One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
Douglas MacArthur

Museums are managers of consciousness. They give us an interpretation of history, of how to view the world and locate ourselves in it. They are, if you want to put it in positive terms, great educational institutions. If you want to put it in negative terms, they are propaganda machines.
Hans Haacke

Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
Vladimir Lenin

Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
Noam Chomsky
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Propaganda Translations

propaganda in Dutch is verspreiding, propaganda
propaganda in French is propagande
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