The Road to Serfdom - Chapter 11, The End of Truth Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11, The End of Truth Summary and Analysis

The success of a totalitarian regime is based on the individuals that accept the goals of the leadership as their own. They must think the way the leadership wants them to think and they must respond the way the leadership wants them to respond. This is usually accomplished by indoctrination and propaganda. The propaganda targets all members of the society and its purpose is to produce Gleichschaltung in the minds of the members of that society. This kind of propaganda is aimed at the destruction of morals because morals are based upon the truth. This is most successful when there is one entity controlling the propaganda effort. They have to convince the people that their beliefs are correct. "They are all necessarily based on particular views about facts which are then elaborated into...

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