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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Nevertheless, as I observe the facts, I realize man is terribly malleable, uncertain
of himself, ready to accept and to follow many suggestions, and is tossed about
by all the winds of doctrine. But when, in the course of these pages, I shall reveal
... should or should not be taken to facilitate certain psychological manipulations.
It is too often believed that propaganda serves the purpose of sugar-coating bitter
pills, of making people accept policies they would not accept spontaneously.
In a trend toward social disintegration, this intensity predisposes individuals to
accept propaganda without determining its meaning in advance. Such
individuals are not prepared to accept this or that orientation, but they are more
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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
CATEGORIES OF PROPAGANDA
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