It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.
More Quotes from Jacques Ellul:The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous, lasting and total environment renders the influence of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because it creates a constant environment.
Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation. It makes history possible.
In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.
For the word is dialectical in itself and at the same time is integrated into the whole of existence. By this I mean that the word is intended to be lived.
(Propaganda) proceeds by psychological manipulations, character modifications, by creation of stereotypes useful when the time comes - The two great routes that this sub-propaganda takes are the conditioned reflex and the myth
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