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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

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.
Thomas Sowell

Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
Eric Hoffer

I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.
Keith Haring

Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
Vladimir Lenin

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
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Propaganda Translations

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

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