fred Johnston, Cooperative Books, Norman, Okla., 68 pp., 50c, 6 for $2.00. (Startling in its revelation of propaganda, and the forces and money behind.)(16)
February 3, 1940
Our Administration is rapidly coming to assume that those who are not with them are against them. Fines and imprisonment are in prospect for those who "decrease confidence in the government". That is necessary for Germany perhaps. In the system toward which we are trending which Harold D. Lasswell designates as "The Garrison State" ( American Journal of Sociology, Jan., 1941), "problems of morale are destined to weigh heavily on the mind of management. It is easy to throw sand in the gears of the modern assembly line; hence, there must be a deep and general sense of participation in the total enterprise of the state if collective effort is to be sustained. . . . The use of coercion can have an important effect upon many more people than it reaches directly; this is the propaganda component of any 'propaganda of the deed'. . . . The duty to obey, to serve the state, to work--these are cardinal virtues in the garrison state."