Lenin famously said that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will eventually believe it.
Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda chief, also used this tactic — as well as Joe McCarthy during his reign as chairman of the 1950s HUAC hearings. Now we have a new practitioner of lies in our White House (Mailbox, July 30). Maybe this time we are smart enough not to be taken in.
Edward "Buzz" Webb, McKinleyville
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