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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Why a totalitarian regime would want to use propaganda is easily understood.
Democratic regimes, if we give them the benefit of the doubt, feel some
compunction and revulsion against the use of propaganda. But such democratic
Authoritarian regimes know that people held very firmly in hand need some
decompression, some safety valves. The government offers these itself. This role
is played by satirical journals attacking the authorities, yet tolerated by the
Similarly, the Leninist movement, undeniably democratic at the start, developed
and perfected all propaganda methods. Contrary to some belief, the authoritarian
regimes were not the first to resort to this type of action, though they eventually ...
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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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