How Propaganda Works

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ISBN: 9781400865802
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Number of pages: 376
Author: Jason Stanley
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online How Propaganda Works in PDF and EPUB Our democracy today is fraught with political campaigns, lobbyists, liberal media, and Fox News commentators, all using language to influence the way we think and reason about public issues. Even so, many of us believe that propaganda and manipulation aren't problems for us—not in the way they were for the totalitarian societies of the mid-twentieth century. In How Propaganda Works, Jason Stanley demonstrates that more attention needs to be paid. He examines how propaganda operates subtly, how it undermines democracy—particularly the ideals of democratic deliberation and equality—and how it has damaged democracies of the past. Focusing on the shortcomings of liberal democratic states, Stanley provides a historically grounded introduction to democratic political theory as a window into the misuse of democratic vocabulary for propaganda's selfish purposes. He lays out historical examples, such as the restructuring of the US public school system at the turn of the twentieth century, to explore how the language of democracy is sometimes used to mask an undemocratic reality. Drawing from a range of sources, including feminist theory, critical race theory, epistemology, formal semantics, educational theory, and social and cognitive psychology, he explains how the manipulative and hypocritical declaration of flawed beliefs and ideologies arises from and perpetuates inequalities in society, such as the racial injustices that commonly occur in the United States. How Propaganda Works shows that an understanding of propaganda and its mechanisms is essential for the preservation and protection of liberal democracies everywhere.


How Propaganda Works

Filename: how-propaganda-works.pdf
ISBN: 0691164428
Release Date: 2015-05-25
Number of pages: 176
Author: Jason Stanley
Publisher:

Download and read online How Propaganda Works in PDF and EPUB Our democracy today is fraught with political campaigns, lobbyists, liberal media, and Fox News commentators, all using language to influence the way we think and reason about public issues. Even so, many of us believe that propaganda and manipulation aren’t problems for us—not in the way they were for the totalitarian societies of the mid-twentieth century. In How Propaganda Works, Jason Stanley demonstrates that more attention needs to be paid. He examines how propaganda operates subtly, how it undermines democracy—particularly the ideals of democratic deliberation and equality—and how it has damaged democracies of the past. Focusing on the shortcomings of liberal democratic states, Stanley provides a historically grounded introduction to democratic political theory as a window into the misuse of democratic vocabulary for propaganda’s selfish purposes. He lays out historical examples, such as the restructuring of the US public school system at the turn of the twentieth century, to explore how the language of democracy is sometimes used to mask an undemocratic reality. Drawing from a range of sources, including feminist theory, critical race theory, epistemology, formal semantics, educational theory, and social and cognitive psychology, he explains how the manipulative and hypocritical declaration of flawed beliefs and ideologies arises from and perpetuates inequalities in society, such as the racial injustices that commonly occur in the United States. How Propaganda Works shows that an understanding of propaganda and its mechanisms is essential for the preservation and protection of liberal democracies everywhere.


Propaganda and Persuasion

Filename: propaganda-and-persuasion.pdf
ISBN: 1412908981
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 422
Author: Garth Jowett
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Propaganda and Persuasion in PDF and EPUB Propaganda and Persuasion, Fourth Edition is the only book of its kind to cover a comprehensive history of propaganda and offer insightful definitions and methods to analyze it. Building on the excellence of the three previous editions, the Fourth Edition has been revised, updated, and expanded. Authors Garth S. Jowett and Victoria O'Donnell provide a remarkable and cogent understanding of persuasion and propaganda, including rhetorical background, cultural studies, and collective memory.


Propaganda

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ISBN: UOM:39015014432473
Release Date: 1930
Number of pages: 159
Author: Edward L. Bernays
Publisher:

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The Ten Commandments of Propaganda

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ISBN: 9781907166815
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Number of pages: 204
Author: Brian Anse Patrick
Publisher: Arktos

Download and read online The Ten Commandments of Propaganda in PDF and EPUB "Employing humor and otherwise charming prose . . . Patrick weaves a compelling story of persuasive elements that define and drive propaganda. In addition, he uses contemporary and historical examples to clearly and precisely explain complex ideas. This text is a keeper!"NProf. Bruce L. Plopper, School of Mass Communication, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


The Manipulated Mind

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ISBN: 9781883536220
Release Date: 2000-01
Number of pages: 217
Author: Denise Winn
Publisher: ISHK

Download and read online The Manipulated Mind in PDF and EPUB Ever since American prisoners of war in Korea suddenly switched sides to the Communist cause, the concept of brainwashing has continued to fascinate and confuse. Is it really possible to force any thinking person to act in a way completely alien to his character? What makes so-called brainwashing so different from the equally insidious effects of indoctrination and conditioning, or even advertising and education? Research findings from psychology show that brainwashing is not a special subversive technique; it is the clever manipulation of unrealized influences that operate in all our lives. This book, by breaking down so-called brainwashing to its individual elements, shows how social conditioning, need for approval, emotional dependency and much else that we are unaware of, prevent us from being as self-directed as we think; and, conversely, which human traits make us the least susceptible to subtle influence.


Propaganda and the Public Mind

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ISBN: 074531788X
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 252
Author: David Barsamian
Publisher: Pluto Press

Download and read online Propaganda and the Public Mind in PDF and EPUB An invitation to take part in a conversation with one of the great minds of our time. First published in 2001, this book collects a series of discussions with the journalist David Barsamian. It is the perfect complement to Chomsky's major works of media study such as Manufacturing Consent and Necessary Illusions. Events discussed in detail are the so-called 'Battle of Seattle' protests against the World Trade Organisation, US involvement in East Timor, and the beginning of the movement towards a second Iraq War.


Fake News

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ISBN: 0998680001
Release Date: 2017-02-04
Number of pages: 152
Author: Kelly Carey
Publisher:

Download and read online Fake News in PDF and EPUB Fake News: How Propaganda Influenced the 2016 Election, A Historical Comparison to 1930's Germany is a brief comparison of propaganda tactics from Hitler's Third Reich to the right wing news machine that drove information in the 2016 election. Kelly Carey's expert comparison includes broken political parties, power vacuums and decades of false news, leading to unlikely and dangerous leaders in Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump. The reader will be introduced to the history and methods of Nazi propaganda and the mind of Josef Goebbels, the propaganda minister. Carey explains the similar tactics used by Steven Bannon and right wing media corporations for two decades and how they have mimicked Hitler's fake news machine. The uniformity is shocking and telling. The direct quotes by both leaders and their emotional inadequacies are alarming at best and guide the reader through the tangle of facts and fiction, as directed and disseminated by each leader. Carey explores why propaganda works to fool people into believing harmful agendas. The lies of the right have catapulted America to the brink of history in the same manner propaganda allowed the Third Reich to rise and change the world forever.


Printing Propaganda and Martin Luther

Filename: printing-propaganda-and-martin-luther.pdf
ISBN: 1451413998
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Number of pages: 225
Author: Mark U. Edwards, Jr.
Publisher: Fortress Press

Download and read online Printing Propaganda and Martin Luther in PDF and EPUB A study of Protestant and Catholic pamphlets published in Strasbourg during the early years of the Reformation looks at Martin Luther's use of the recently invented printing press and his dominance of the new medium.


Radio Propaganda and the Broadcasting of Hatred

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ISBN: 9781137284150
Release Date: 2012-08-31
Number of pages: 275
Author: K. Somerville
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Radio Propaganda and the Broadcasting of Hatred in PDF and EPUB An exposition and analysis of the development of propaganda, focusing on how the development of radio transformed the delivery and impact of propaganda and led to the use of radio to incite hatred and violence.


Social Security Works

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ISBN: 9781620970478
Release Date: 2015-01-21
Number of pages: 208
Author: Nancy Altman
Publisher: New Press, The

Download and read online Social Security Works in PDF and EPUB A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system—people who know that Social Security will not “go broke” and does not add a penny to the national debt. Social Security Works! will amplify these voices and offer a powerful antidote to the three-decade-long, billionaire-funded campaign to make us believe that this vital institution is destined to collapse. It isn’t. From the Silent Generation to Baby Boomers, from Generation X to Millennials and Generation Z, we all have a stake in understanding the real story about Social Security. Critical to addressing the looming retirement crisis that will affect two- thirds of today’s workers, Social Security is a powerful program that can help stop the collapse of the middle class, lessen the pressure squeezing families from all directions, and help end the upward redistribution of wealth that has resulted in perilous levels of inequality. All Americans deserve to have dignified retirement years as well as an umbrella to protect them and their families in the event of disability or premature death. Sure to be a game-changer, Social Security Works! cogently presents the issues and sets forth both an agenda and a political strategy that will benefit us all. At stake are our values and the kind of country we want for ourselves and for those that follow.


Palestine in Israeli School Books

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ISBN: 9780857730695
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 280
Author: Nurit Peled-Elhanan
Publisher: I.B.Tauris

Download and read online Palestine in Israeli School Books in PDF and EPUB Each year, Israel’s young men and women are drafted into compulsory military service and are required to engage directly in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This conflict is by its nature intensely complex and is played out under the full glare of international security. So, how does Israel’s education system prepare its young people for this? How is Palestine, and the Palestinians against whom these young Israelis will potentially be required to use force, portrayed in the school system? Nurit Peled-Elhanan argues that the school books used in the educational system are embued with an anti-Palestinian ideology, and that they play a part in priming Israeli children for military service. Since Israeli young men and women are drafted into the army immediately after graduating from high school, and are sent to carry out Israeli policy in the Palestinian occupied territories, a critical reading of their school books may have crucial importance for them and their teachers who usually do not look for subtexts, because they do not think subtexts exist. Peled-Elhanan therefore explores the presentation of images, maps, layouts, bullet points, narrative and use of language in History, Geography and Civic Studies school books, and reveals how the books are seen to marginalize Palestinians, legitimize Israeli military action and reinforce Jewish-Israeli territorial identity. Examining the various ways in which school books project certain messages, Peled-Elhanan offers an analysis of the perpetuation of the dominant conceptual framework of not only historians and writers of these books, but also that of politicians, generals and other manipulators of discourses. This book provides a fresh scholarly contribution to the Israeli-Palestinian debate, and by critically analyzing the language of governance and power, will be relevant to the fields of Middle East Studies and Politics more widely.


Weapons of Mass Deception

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ISBN: 9781101215883
Release Date: 2003-07-28
Number of pages: 256
Author: Sheldon Rampton
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Weapons of Mass Deception in PDF and EPUB Weapons of Mass Deception reveals: How the Iraq war was sold to the American public through professional P.R. strategies. "The First Casualty": Lies that were told related to the Iraq war. Euphemisms and jargon related to the Iraq war, e.g. "shock and awe," "Operation Iraqi Freedom," "axis of evil," "coalition of the willing," etc. "War as Opportunity": How the war on terrorism and the war on Iraq have been used as marketing hooks to sell products and policies that have nothing to do with fighting terrorism. "Brand America": The efforts of Charlotte Beers and other U.S. propaganda campaigns designed to win hearts overseas. "The Mass Media as Propaganda Vehicle": How news coverage followed Washington's lead and language. The book includes a glossary — "Propaganda: A User's Guide" — and resources to help Americans sort through the deceptions to see the strings behind Washington's campaign to sell the Iraq war to the public.


Social Epistemology

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ISBN: 0199841047
Release Date: 2011-02-11
Number of pages: 368
Author: Alvin Goldman
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Social Epistemology in PDF and EPUB What if anything justifies us in believing the testimony of others? How should we react to disagreement between ourselves and our peers, and to disagreement among the experts when we ourselves are novices? Can beliefs be held by groups of people in addition to the people composing those groups? And if so, how should groups go about forming their beliefs? How should we design social systems, such as legal juries and scientific research-sharing schemes, to promote knowledge among the people who engage in them? When different groups of people judge different beliefs to be justified, how can we tell which groups are correct? These questions are at the heart of the vital discipline of social epistemology. The classic articles in this volume address these questions in ways that are both cutting-edge and easy to understand. This volume will be of great interest to scholars and students in epistemology.


Nineteen Eighty Four

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ISBN: 9780141919959
Release Date: 2004-01-29
Number of pages: 400
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Nineteen Eighty Four in PDF and EPUB Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. Contains an introduction by Thomas Pynchon, as well as an accompanying appendix and explanatory footnotes.