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How hopeless it is to live under constant threat and danger! When the propaganda machine works so well, you begin to believe in the finality of the situation and even in your own guilt. The best, surest way to break people's spirit is to keep the truth from reaching the victim, to surround her with lies manufactured by the ruling system and spread via all means of communication - the newspapers, radio, etc. Sooner or later, one finds nothing to hang one's hopes on. Totalitarian propaganda is one of the great German inventions, their gift to twentieth century humanity.