chapter  2
12 Pages

15 Understanding processes of social exclusion: silence, silencing and shame

ByANN TAKET, NENA FOSTER, KAY COOK

The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but greater still, from a practical standpoint, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects, … propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have done by the most eloquent denunciations, the most compelling of logical rebuttals.