Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion, second edition

Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion, second edition

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This book develops a sophisticated account of propaganda and its intriguing history. It begins with a brief overview of Western propaganda, including Ancient Greek theories of rhetoric, and traces propaganda's development through the Christian era, the rise of the nation-state, World War I, Nazism, Communism, and the present day. The core of the book examines the ethical implications of various forms of persuasion, not only hate propaganda but also insidious elements of more generally acceptable communication such as advertising, public relations, and government information, setting these in the context of freedom of expression. This new edition is updated throughout, and includes additional revelations about a key atrocity story of World War I.examples from the Institute for propaganda analysis A compact, frequently reproduced list ofa€œtricks ofthe tradea€ was furnished in ... The expression a€œfree speecha€ is another glittering generality, which can be used to deny free speech to others. ... lar concept ofwhat constitutes a€œAmericana€ (another glitter word for his audience) as a way of bullying Americans ofa more socialist political standpoint than his own.

Title:Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion, second edition
Author:Randal Marlin
Publisher:Broadview Press - 2013-09-30


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