|Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. He who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes or decisions possible or impossible to execute.|
-- President Abraham Lincoln
One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
-- General Douglas MacArthur
The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.... In Asia we were so weak physically that we could not let the metaphysical weapon rust unused.
-- T.E. Lawrence
Hat tip: Air War College