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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People really live in a permanent atmosphere of war, and a superhuman war in
every respect (the strain of "holding out" for days under bombardment is a much
greater strain than a day of traditional battle). Nowadays everybody is affected by
... but he learns all the details of a train accident. In the world of politics and
economics, the same holds true. The news is only about trouble, danger, and
problems. This gives man the notion that he lives in a terrible and frightening era,
that he ...
The great force of propaganda lies in giving modern man all- embracing, simple
explanations and massive, doctrinal causes, without which he could not live with
the news. Man is doubly reassured by propaganda: first, because it tells him the ...
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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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