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  First World War.com - Propaganda Posters
Each of the nations which participated in World War One from 1914-18 used propaganda posters not only as a means of justifying involvement to their own populace, but also as a means of procuring men, money and resources to sustain the military campaign.
In countries such as Britain the use of propaganda posters was readily understandable: in 1914 she only possessed a professional army and did not have in place a policy of national service, as was standard in other major nations such as France and Germany.
Yet while the use of posters proved initially successful in Britain the numbers required for active service at the Front were such as to ultimately require the introduction of conscription.
www.firstworldwar.com /posters/index.htm   (237 words)

  Propaganda - MSN Encarta
Because propaganda is frequently accompanied by distortions of fact and by appeals to passion and prejudice, it is often thought to be invariably false or misleading.
By skillful propaganda the Jesuits were able in the 17th century to reclaim for the church large areas of central Europe that had been lost to Protestantism during the Reformation.
Propaganda for social justice was carried on by the British statistician Charles Booth and by the American social-settlement worker Jane Addams.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569545/Propaganda.html   (765 words)

  Propaganda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swedish Anti-Euro propaganda for the referendum of 2003.
Propaganda, in this sense, serves as a corollary to censorship in which the same purpose is achieved, not by filling people's minds with approved information, but by preventing people from being confronted with opposing points of view.
Propaganda is also one of the methods used in psychological warfare, which may also involve false flag operations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Propaganda   (6587 words)

 The Propaganda Model: A Retrospective, by Edward S. Herman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The propaganda model explains the 'elite-mass gaps,' and elite and mainstream media hostility to this mode of analysis, and refusal to allow it entry into the debate, is understandable given that the gaps are embarrassing and suggest that the media do serve a narrow elite interest.
The propaganda model deals with extraordinarily complex sets of events, and only claims to offer a broad framework of analysis, a first approximation, that requires modification depending on local and special factors, and that may be entirely inapplicable in some cases.
But the propaganda model does start from the premise that a critical political economy will put front and center the analysis of the locus of media control and the mechanisms by which the powerful are able to dominate the flow of messages and limit the space of contesting parties.
www.chomsky.info /onchomsky/20031209.htm   (5100 words)

 Nancy Snow
What makes the study of propaganda so problematic is that it is generally regarded as the study of the darker side of our nature; the study of their evil versus our good.
For propaganda to thrive, the media must remain concentrated, news agencies and services must be limited, the press must be under central command, and radio, film, and television monopolies must pervade.
Propaganda in a democracy establishes truth in the sense that it creates "true believers" who are as ideologically committed to the democratic progress as others are ideologically committed to its control.
www.nancysnow.com /10things.htm   (473 words)

Propaganda is a tool of manipulation and control of human behavior.
Propaganda, rather, is nothing more than a systematic effort (and note the word "effort") to persuade a body of people to support or adopt a particular opinion, attitude, or course of action.
A technology of propaganda is involved in the presentation of arguments from inferences.
www.garygreen.com /propaganda.htm   (3745 words)

 Propaganda Techniques
When confronted with bandwagon propaganda, we should weigh the pros and cons of joining in independently from the amount of people who have already joined, and, as with most types of propaganda, we should seek more information.
Glittering generalities was one of the seven main propaganda techniques identified by the Institute for Propaganda Analysis in 1938.
The propaganda attempts to arouse prejudice among the public by labeling the target something that the public dislikes.
library.thinkquest.org /C0111500/proptech.htm   (1385 words)

 Propaganda - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Propaganda has often been cited as the cornerstone of freedom of speech.
Propaganda was the prelude to reproduction, and therefore to all mankind, when a man spoke the truth to a woman, convincing her to copulate with him (considering he loved her).
Had more people listened to the Propaganda of Nero Roman Hero-emperor, who said the Christians were responsible for the fires in Rome, they may have obliterated the sect, which has been a nuisance to much propaganda ever since (although some of their contributions to the same have been great).
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Propaganda   (866 words)

Nazi propaganda was delivered through the Nazi-controlled mass media, banners, posters, and in fanatical speeches to audiences at mass rallies.
Nazi propaganda portrayed Jews as a "crushing presence" in the German clothing industry, conspiring to undermine the nobility of German womanhood.
As part of the propaganda campaign against Jews, slogans were posted on shops, on the sides of ships and airplanes, at mass rallies, and carried on signs through the streets.
www.chgs.umn.edu /Educational_Resources/Curriculum/Broken_Threads/Propaganda/propaganda.html   (648 words)

 The Seattle Times: Opinion: Propaganda: America's psychological warriors
Propaganda on a massive, organized scale dates to World War I, and the lessons learned in the often-crude application of WWI propaganda are ingrained in the spin doctors of the electronic world.
Propaganda researchers Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson define modern propaganda as "mass 'suggestion' or 'influence' through the manipulation of symbols and the psychology of the individual.
Propaganda involves the dexterous use of images, slogans and symbols that play on our prejudices and emotions; it is the communication of a point of view with the ultimate goal of having the recipient of the appeal come to 'voluntarily' accept this position as if it were his or her own."
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/opinion/2002812441_sundayfloyd19.html   (1568 words)

 Propaganda   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this propaganda serves as a corollary to censorship in which the same purpose is not by filling people's heads with approved but by preventing people from being confronted opposing points of view.
Such permeating propaganda may be used for goals: by giving to citizens a false of the quality or uniqueness of their they may be incited to reject certain or certain remarks or ignore the experience others.
Propaganda techniques were first codified and applied a scientific manner by journalist Walter Lippman and psychologist Edward Bernays (nephew of Sigmund Freud) early in the 20th century.
www.freeglossary.com /Propaganda   (3565 words)

 ::Propaganda in Nazi Germany::
Propaganda within Nazi Germany was taken to a new and frequently perverse level.
Propaganda is the art of persuasion - persuading others that your 'side of the story' is correct.
Propaganda might take the form of persuading others that your military might is too great to be challenged; that your political might within a nation is too great or popular to challenge etc. In Nazi Germany, Dr Joseph Goebbels was in charge of propaganda.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /propaganda_in_nazi_germany.htm   (1078 words)

 Category:Propaganda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Propaganda is the systematic spread of a given doctrine or of allegations reflecting its views and interests.
The primary use of the term is in political contexts and generally refers to efforts sponsored by governments.
The intent of the category is for government sponsored and items easily classified as propaganda.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Propaganda   (169 words)

 Joseph Goebbels - Propaganda Principles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The purpose, content and effectiveness of enemy propaganda; the strength and effects of an expose; and the nature of current propaganda campaigns determine whether enemy propaganda should be ignored or refuted.
Material from enemy propaganda may be utilized in operations when it helps diminish that enemy's prestige or lends support to the propagandist's own objective.
Propaganda to the home front must prevent the raising of false hopes which can be blasted by future events.
www.psywarrior.com /Goebbels.html   (832 words)

 Hitler on Propaganda
The function of propaganda does not lie in the scientific training of the individual, but in calling the masses' attention to certain facts, processes, necessities, etc., whose significance is thus for the first time placed within their field of vision.
In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan.
The function of propaganda is, for example, not to weigh and ponder the rights of different people, but exclusively to emphasize the one right which it has set out to argue for.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/hitler_propaganda.html   (530 words)

Propaganda is a dangerous, powerful tool utilized within circumstances that are either appropriate or not appropriate.
Propaganda can be a strong force in motivating citizens to participate in wars, and it can be used to trigger emotions within people so that they are personally affected by a war.
The propaganda against the Japanese was so deeply embedded in the minds of the soldiers and the American citizens.
www.louisville.edu /~cmcamb01/propagandaessay.html   (1046 words)

 Propaganda of Japan and the U.S. During WW II
The media and propaganda were powerful and often silent weapons that targeted human emotions and psyches, and often caused people to feel and think things that they otherwise would not if not exposed to it.
Propaganda material and information was a major component to the psychological tactics used by the OSS.
The affects of propaganda, however, last well after treaties are signed and the dusts of war settle.
www.msu.edu /~navarro6/srop.html   (7668 words)

 NOW with David Brancaccio. Politics & Economy. Selling War — Propaganda and History | PBS
Propaganda is defined as "the deliberate attempt by the few to influence the beliefs and actions of the many through the manipulation of ideas, facts, and lies."
Whether the arguments of propaganda are evaluated by history as true or false or their results good or ill, making an argument through words an images has a long history — especially when the cause to be sold is war.
Long before the Catholic Church gave birth to the term propaganda, individuals and empires were using stories and images to "make their case." For example, Emperor Trajan (Marcus Ulpius Traianus, Roman Emperor AD 98-117) used his wealth and power to record the triumphs of his reign in a permanent fashion across the face of Rome.
www.pbs.org /now/politics/propaganda.html   (1004 words)

 ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plan: Propaganda Techniques in Literature and Online Political Ads
To provide students the opportunity to make connections to propaganda in their own lives, assign Analyzing Propaganda in Print Ads and Commercials for homework.
Explain the connections between propaganda used in the political ad and propaganda used in the literary text you explored in earlier sessions.
As students discuss propaganda and the issues in text, listen for specific evidence from the story that connects to the information students have researched.
www.readwritethink.org /lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=405   (2106 words)

 Free Press : Stop News Fraud
Free Press and the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) are leading a campaign to reveal the extent to which government propaganda has compromised newscasts and press lawmakers to enforce laws banning the covert distribution of fake news.
In January 2005, television pundit Armstrong Williams was exposed to be on the payroll of White House agencies.
This sum may be a fraction of the whole; the report didn't divulge propaganda expenses at other agencies and elsewhere.
www.freepress.net /propaganda   (941 words)

 Propaganda history
The term 'propaganda' first appeared in 1622 when Pope Gregory XV established the Sacred Congregation for Propagating the Faith.
Propaganda was then as now about convincing large numbers of people about the veracity of a given set of ideas.
Propaganda and manipulation of reality continues to be used in large quantities in the modern world.
changingminds.org /techniques/propaganda/propaganda_history.htm   (349 words)

 Paul de Rooij: Arrogant Propaganda
Propaganda is about selling a war in such a way that the core populations don't realize the realities of what such a war entails.
Above all, propaganda papers over the fact that this is a war of aggression, that there are home team losses, and that the results are massively bloody.
Propaganda hides the fact that there are virtually no painkillers left in Iraqi hospitals, and that the hundreds or thousands of Iraqi wounded will be operated on without anesthetics.
www.counterpunch.org /rooij04012003.html   (5085 words)

 Russian Posters   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lenin created the first truly modern propaganda machine, and its most colorful, dramatic and original form was the poster.
Although posters were produced in Russia before the Revolution, they were overshadowed by the remarkable propaganda posters of the Soviets.
The themes of Soviet propaganda shifted dramatically as the Nazi threat grew.
www.internationalposter.com /ru-text.cfm   (2254 words)

 Propaganda Office Won't Win Over the World
According to this source, the word propaganda comes from a standing committee of cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith.
Using the euphemism ''communications'' instead of propaganda is good public relations on the part of the administration.
Propaganda is a word with a bad image.
www.commondreams.org /views02/0813-06.htm   (738 words)

 Counterbias: Michael Moore Versus Authority - The Media's Dual 'Propaganda' Thresholds
When the government is involved in definite propaganda propagation, as they are on most occasions to be sure, the P-word is rarely, if ever, used by the mainstream media.
A large portion of our lives consist of soaking up propaganda, whether it be from the television, the newspaper, the internet, our mothers, teachers, or buddies—if someone’s trying to influence your opinion and takes determined effort in doing it, they’re peddling propaganda, as far as the definition goes.
Unfortunately, their propaganda is not covered as such by the media.
www.counterbias.com /066.html   (966 words)

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