Honorable Mention, 1929
Public opinion is the mainspring of national life
During a recent debate in the British Parliament a prominent member urged that “a hundred years of propaganda would be undone” unless the pending measure for new naval construction was adopted. There was no sinister implication in his use of the word “propaganda.” Doubtless the more palatable term “indoctrination” would have served his meaning equally well. Neither was there any suggestion of irregularity in the remark, but rather an assumption of normality.