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NS Propaganda and the Loss of the Monopoly of Truth (1943–44)

  • Aristotle A. Kallis

Abstract

The claim of the official state discourse to authority and ‘truth’ is an essential feature of power and legitimacy in all political systems.1 Similarly, the prestige of a regime depends on the ability of its information network (and propaganda is an integral part of it) to disseminate positive news about its achievements, gloss over the less flattering consequences of its choices and remain rather close-lipped about downright negative developments that might affect its overall image.

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Psychological Control German Society German Medium German People Home Front 
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