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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And nowadays, opinion depends to a large extent on such intermediate channels
of information. A second characteristic of public opinion is that it cannot express
itself directly, but only through channels. A constituted public opinion is as yet ...
More and more we know, for example, that public opinion does not express itself
at the polls and is a long way from expressing itself clearly in political trends. We
know, too, that public opinion is very unstable, fluctuating, never settled.
changes are rapid, policy changes would have to be equally rapid; to the extent
that opinion is irrational, political action would have to be equally irrational. And
as public opinion, ultimately, is always "the opinion of incompetents," political ...
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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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