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Herma, 1943. Social Research 10(2):200-218

Goebbels' Conception of Propaganda
Hans Herma

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 10, No. 2 (Summer 1943): 200-218

EXCERPT: According to Goebbels, '[g]ood propaganda need not lie, in fact, must not lie. Propaganda which makes use of the lie... Cannot have success in the long run.' In other words, the secret of propaganda is to tell the truth in the appropriate form. Puzzling as it is, such an assertion can hardly be dismissed by seeking in it just another instance of that refined technique of lying which is all that National Socialist propaganda supposedly amounts to. What, then, does Goebbels mean by that statement?
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