Talk:Ministry of propaganda
I don't think this article should exist. It is not clear enough to me that there is such a thing as a "ministry of propaganda" in a general sense. The historical government entities that can be described as such don't amount to a thing in general, like a legislature or whatever - they have been too different. It's a made-up concept without a literature to back it up. Articles about specific gov't agencies that have done this are sufficient.Rlitwin 15:48, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
The other reason I'm against this is the terminology. Not all governments call their agencies "ministries." In the US they are called "agencies." So, why Ministry of Propaganda? Rlitwin 15:51, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
- To get a soapbox for the Roberts quote? Weregerbil 15:57, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
This article should exist. Ministries of propaganda did exist, as in Nazi Germany. They haven't been around post-WW2, just as the article states. It is not a made-up concept, in other words.
I think I shall change the article slightly, however. It asserts that governments have a right to distribute information, which, while not a very objectionable "right", is rather disturbing because it assumes the premise that a government can have rights at all. This is generally not held to be true, so I'd ask that it not be put back in the article without a supporting reference. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:51, 20 April 2008 (UTC)Last modified on 20 April 2008, at 16:51