Monday, May 18, 2015

Historical quote of the day

“It appears that this material has the double objective of promoting and encouraging democratic government on the one hand while presenting the dangers of communism on the other. Since Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy its Government cannot be expected to welcome propaganda of the first category.”
- “Proposed Pamphlet Program,” from American Embassy, Jidda, to U.S. Department of State, January 8, 1952; available through the National Security Archive, quoted in Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush’s War on Iraq by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber (2003)

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