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It Takes a Potemkin Village

By FRANK RICH

12/11/05 “New York Times” – – WHEN a government substitutes propaganda for governing, the Potemkin village is all. Since we don’t get honest information from this White House, we must instead, as the Soviets once did, decode our rulers’ fictions to discern what’s really happening. What we’re seeing now is the wheels coming off: As the administration’s stagecraft becomes more baroque, its credibility tanks further both at home and abroad. The propaganda techniques may be echo Goebbels, but they increasingly come off as pure Ali G.


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