Novak (novak) wrote,

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What hit me hardest about this particular quotation was especially the last sentence, and how many people in our own country might agree with it. When I see the way in which our news media quality is going down – with newspapers folding, cutting serious staff sections like foreign correspondents in favour of infotainment or columnists whose primary skill is infotainment snarking, or with the last presidential administration planting news stories and television channels failing to check and report those sources – well, I get worried. When this last sentence sounds like current affairs, Left or Right, just as long as the right side "wins," then I get very worried.
I shall give a propagandist reason for starting the war – never mind whether it is plausible or not. The victor will not be asked afterward whether he told the truth or not. In starting and waging a war it is not right that matters, but victory.
– Adolf Hitler, secret military conference, August 22, 1939.
Quoted in William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, pp. 530, 593.
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