Monday, April 26, 2004

Triumph of Propaganda: Most see Iraq link to al-Qaeda: "A new poll shows that 57 percent of Americans believe that Saddam Hussein gave 'substantial support' to al-Qaeda before the war with Iraq, despite a lack of evidence of that relationship. In addition, 45 percent of Americans have the impression that 'clear evidence' was found that Iraq worked closely with Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. Thirty-eight percent believe that before the war Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and 22 percent believe he had a major program for developing them. There is no known evidence to date that these statements are true."

Results such as these suggest to me that people continue to naively place trust in government, and that nothing could be more useful and necessary for popular education than the study of anarchist philosophy at secondary and tertiary level.

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