The Lorax book was intended to be propaganda.
Manipulations of opinion, insofar as they are inspired by well-defined interests, have limited goals; their effect, however, if they happen to touch upon an issue of authentic concern, is no longer subject to their control and may easily produce consequences they never foresaw or intended.hannah arendt
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.Edward Bernays
The engineering of consent is the very essence of the democratic process, the freedom to persuade and suggest.Edward Bernays
The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.aldous huxley
I run the paper purely for the purpose of making propaganda, and with no other motive.1st baron beaverbrook
The broad mass of a nation will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.Adolf Hitler
Having analyzed these traits, we can now advance a definition of propaganda – not an exhaustive definition, unique and exclusive of all others, but at least a partial one: Propaganda is a set of methods employed by an organized group that wants to bring about the active or passive participation in its actions of a mass of individuals, psychologically unified through psychological manipulations and incorporated in an organization.jacques ellul