“What caused the disturbances in people’s minds [in the 1920s and 1930s] was that we were all subjected to propaganda of a kind the human race had never before experienced; we were subject to two deliberate scientifically-organised lie-machines, the Nazi one and the Soviet one, operated in the interests of two tyrants who were also demagogues.
What made things unique is the they told opposite lies.
It was like having two anti-Christs contradicting one another.
The machines plunged on whatever anyone said, however young or unauthoratative that person might be.”
—Bernard Wall, Headlong into Change (London: Harvill Press, 1969), 79.