Bertrand Russell Quote

It is not altogether true that persuasion is one thing and force is another. Many forms of persuasion – even many of which everybody approves – are really a kind of force. Consider what we do to our children. We do not say to them: "Some people think the earth is round, and others think it is flat; when you grow up, you can, if you like, examine the evidence and form your own conclusion." Instead of this we say: "The earth is round." By the time our children are old enough to examine the evidence, our propaganda has closed their minds.


Ch. 17: The Ethics of Power - Power: A New Social Analysis (1938)

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It is not altogether true that persuasion is one thing and force is another. Many forms of persuasion – even many of which everybody approves –...

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It is not altogether true that persuasion is one thing and force is another. Many forms of persuasion – even many of which everybody approves –...

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It is not altogether true that persuasion is one thing and force is another. Many forms of persuasion – even many of which everybody approves –...

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It is not altogether true that persuasion is one thing and force is another. Many forms of persuasion – even many of which everybody approves –...