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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When individuals are not held together by local structures, the only form in which
they can live together is in an unstructured mass society. Similarly, a mass
society can only be based on individuals — that is, on men in their isolation,
The first objection is based on the emergence in our society of new local organic
groups — for example, political parties and labor unions, which seem to be
contrary to the existence of the individualist structure and the mass structure.
French specialists have said with some justification: "Only the army can engage
in psychological warfare, because of its structure." But in the face of the
democratic regimes' need to conduct propaganda, it has also been said that "in a
world 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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