A Religious Duty

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“A modern state can function only if the citizens give it their support, and that support can be obtained only if privatization is erased, if propaganda succeeds in politizing all questions, in arousing individual passions for political problems, in convincing men that activity in politics is their duty.  The churches often participate in campaigns (without understanding that they are propaganda) designed to demonstrate that participation in public affairs is fundamentally a religious duty.”

                      — Jacques Ellul, Propaganda,  

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