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Ellul on Blogging

The French sociologist Jacques Ellul work was on propaganda, but in observing the condition of modern man he wrote this:
The majority prefers expressing stupidities to not expressing any opinion: this gives them the feeling of participation [in society].
Ellul, Jacques, Propaganda. The Formation of Men?s Attitudes, (New York: Vintage Books, 1973)


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