Propaganda: the Formation of Men's Attitudes
Vintage Books, 1973 - 320 Seiten
'The theme of Propaganda is quite simply. . . that when our new technology encompasses any culture or society, the result is propaganda. . . . Ellul has made many splendid contributions in this book.' -Robert R. Kirsch, The Los Angeles Times
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Consequently it is assumed that anyone who states a fact (even without passing ,
gj> judgment on it) is, therefore, in favor of it. Anyone who asserts (simply stating
a judgment of probability) that the Communists will win some elections is ...
And much of the information disseminated nowadays^ — research findings, facts,
statistics, explanations, analyses — eliminate personal judgment and the
capacity to form one's own opinion even more surely than the most extravagant ...
supposes the suppression of all critical judgment, which in turn is a result of the
crystalization of thoughts and attitudes and the creation of taboos. As Jules
Monnerot has accurately said: All individual passion leads to the suppression of
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - jaygheiser - LibraryThing
Although I take issue with some of the details, this book, written 40 years ago by a French legal scholar, resonates with me, and explains much of what I have observed. Concept of horizontal vs. vertical propaganda, or 'social' propaganda. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - NoirLibrarian - LibraryThing
Ellul, a French philosopher, sociologist, and theologian, disputes the notion that propaganda is “the work of a few evil men, seducers of the people, cheats and authoritarian rulers who want to ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
chapter iThe Characteristics of Propaganda
3 CATEGORIES OF PROPAGANDA
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