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Samizdata slogan of the day

A lie told often enough becomes the truth
– Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

I suspect Vladimir is more widely read in Broadcasting House (The BBC) than Hayek, Rand, Mises, Bastiat, Friedman and Popper added together

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6 comments to Samizdata slogan of the day

  • Joe

    Thank you for this quotation. I would be grateful if you could cite the source and context.

  • Dale

    Sadly, of the six others you named, most people would only recognize Friedman’s name, if that. And among even the better read in the media, I would only add Rand as recognizable. I wonder how many have actually read either of them, much less the other four. I haven’t read much Popper or Bastiat. Time for some holiday shopping.

  • Joe

    So no one else sees any irony in the fact that this quotation has been falsely attributed to Lenin through, er, repetition?

  • I’ve also seen this quote attributed to Goerring and Hitler.

  • If this is a false quotation attributed to Lenin… then that actually makes the point more eloquently than I ever thought possible!

  • This will probably sound stupid, but was Popper a libertarian (or some proto-libertarian)? I’ve only seen some of his brilliant work on the epistemology of science. What were his main political / economic works?