Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes
Vintage Books, 1973 - 320 Seiten
From one of the greatest French philosophers of the 20th century, comes a seminal study and critique of propaganda. Taking not only a psychological approach, but a sociological approach as well, Ellul's book outlines the taxonomy for propaganda, and ultimately, it's destructive nature towards democracy. Drawing from his own experiences fighting for the French resistance against the Vichy regime, Ellul offers a unique insight into the propaganda machine.
"A far more frightening work than any of the nightmare novels of George Orwell. With the logic which is the great instrument of French thought, Ellul] explores and attempts to prove the thesis that propaganda, whether its ends are demonstrably good or bad, is not only destructive to democracy, it is perhaps the most serious threat to humanity operating in the modern world."--Los Angeles
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tion , a token of victory . But covert propaganda is more effective if the aim is to
push one's supporters in a certain direction without their being aware of it . Also ,
it is necessary to use sometimes one , sometimes the other on the same group ...
... their views , suggested amendments . After that , what happened ? The entire
government program , without the slightest modifica2 “ Sur le Régime de la V •
République , ” Le Monde , April 1959 . tion , was passed by the Supreme Soviet .
tion . This “ related response can never be obtained automatically if one works on
a free public opinion : too many factors are put into motion to make it possible to
predict the results . The situation is different if there has been pre - propaganda .
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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 1The Characteristics of Propaganda
CATEGORIES OF PROPAGANDA
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