“The essence of propaganda is that it includes just enough truth to make a big lie believable.”

Speakers at the Republican National Convention addressed the future of New York City, the national debate over policing and racial justice, and the uproar over the shooting of James Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin—and rolled them all up into an argument for reelecting Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump after delivering his acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection on the South Lawn of the White House. Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images.