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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His words are no longer human words but technically calculated words; they no
longer express a feeling ot a spontaneous idea, but reflect an organization even
when they seem entirely spontaneous. Thus the propagandist is never asked to ...
As a result, man adopts new criteria of judgment and choice, adopts them
spontaneously, as if he had chosen them himself. But all these criteria are in
conformity with the environment and are essentially of a collective nature.
It is in no way spontaneous, and in no way expresses an intrinsic desire of the
people: it merely expresses, through a million throats of the crowd, the cry of
governmental propaganda. Second — and this is a subder process —
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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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