March 12, 2014
On Crimea, It's Putin vs. Reality
Timothy Snyder, New York Review of Books
The Associated Press
If people in free societies have their discussions framed for them by rulers of unfree societies, then they will not notice the history unfolding around them (a revolution just happened in Europe!) or sense the urgency of formulating policy in a desperate situation (a European country has just invaded another!). Propaganda can serve this technical purpose no matter how absurd it is.
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