W.E.B. Du Bois deserves far more attention as a political and social thinker than he is given. Think alongside Thoreau and Emerson in high school texts. Take this for example: "Propaganda is the effort not necessarily to spread the Truth, but to make people BELIEVE that what they hear is true; and to the propagandist any means which will accomplish this end of passionate, of unwavering and of forcible uncritical belief is justifiable. This is a dangerous but a very widespread method of public teaching today and what makes it most dangerous is the use which it makes of the Lie.