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The People Decide


The place of propaganda in which is not free differs from its place in an open society. In a dictatorship there is no competing propaganda. Those who dissent from the official line may do so only in a clandestine manner. Where there is no open ferment of ideas, the possibility of discerning the true from the spurious is attenuated. In a democracy, the arbiter of what propaganda is to be permitted is the people. It is incumbent upon each citizen to choose between competing propaganda while remaining cognizant of the value for a democracy in the existence of all points of view.

  • dissent – berbeda pendapat, tidak sepakat
  • clandestine- rahasia, diam-diam, sembunyi-sembunyi, kept secret or done secretively, esp. because illicit.
  • illicit – terlarang, gelap, haram, yg melanggar hukum, forbidden by law, rules, or custom.
  • ferment- bergejolak, beragi
  • spurious- palsu, tiruan, lancung
  • attenuated- dilemahkan, reduce the force, effect, or value of.
  • arbiter- a person who settles a dispute or has ultimate authority in a matter.
  • incumbent- necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.
  • cognizant – sadar, mengatahui; having knowledge or being aware of.

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