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
"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."--Book Week
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Propaganda is very frequently described as a manipulation for the purpose of
changing ideas or opinions , of making individuals “ believe ” some idea or fact ,
and finally of making them adhere to some doctrine all matters of mind . Or , to put
At this point a few words are needed on the term ideology . To begin with , we
subscribe to Raymond Aron ' s statement that an ideology is any set of ideas
accepted by individuals or peoples , without attention to their origin or value . But
At the same time , this crystallization closes his mind to all new ideas . The
individual now has a set of prejudices and beliefs , as well as objective
justifications . His entire personality now revolves around those elements . Every
new idea will ...
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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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