№4 — Things A Dictator Would Do And Say

From Things Only A Dictator Would Do And Say Series#4

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Denouncing Trump as a liar, or describing him as merely entertaining, misses the point of authoritarian propaganda altogether. Authoritarian propagandists are attempting to convey power by defining reality. The reality they offer is very simple. It is offered with the goal of switching voters’ value systems to the authoritarian value system of the leader. — Jason Stanley, professor of philosophy at Yale and the author, most recently, of “How Propaganda Works.”

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