Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Influencing Mass Thought

A House in the Country was first published in 1944. This passage seems to live throughout centuries and countries.

'In passing it struck Charles that one of the differences between totalitarianism and democracy was that the dictators told their people what they must think, while democratic leaders set out to show theirs what they were thinking. Whether or not these two methods of influencing mass thought came to the same thing in the end remained to be seen.' Jocelyn Playfair A House in the Country

25th January 2011


  1. Hmmm. Personally, I don't think the two methods arrive at the same result in the end. Well, I hope not, but the more I think about it ....

  2. I know it's just an interesting thought to ponder in these days...


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