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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This simple fact explains why politics can no longer be the game of princes and
diplomats, and why palace revolutions have been replaced by popular
revolutions. Nowadays the ruler can no longer detach himself from the masses
He no longer looks at posters; to him they are just splashes of color. He no longer
hears a radio speech; it is nothing but sound, a background noise for his activity.
He no longer reads the newspaper, but merely skims distractedly over it.
In a group in which modern propaganda is being made, man no longer acts in
accord with a spontaneous ideology, but only through impulses that come to him
from such propaganda. Only the ignorant can still believe that ideas, doctrines, ...
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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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