The Function of the Propagandist

  title={The Function of the Propagandist},
  author={Harold Dwight Lasswell},
  journal={The International Journal of Ethics},
  pages={258 - 268}
  • H. Lasswell
  • Published 1 April 1928
  • Political Science
  • The International Journal of Ethics
HAROLD D. LASSWELL T HHE ORTHODOX democrat holds that every man has a duty correlative with a right to his own opinion; a duty to share in the common quest for sound social policy. The man in the street phrases the idea pithily enough when he says that everyone ought to stand up for the right as he sees it. This means that the citizens of a democratic polity should disclose any facts known to them which would aid the community in reaching a wise decision, and that they should be outspoken in… 

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