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On the art of Propaganda
September 25, 2001 6:43 AM   Subscribe

On the art of Propaganda Propaganda is a vital part of warfare and we're about to see a lot of it. This site analyzes the techniques of propaganda and discusses specific examples from history.
posted by Steven Den Beste (3 comments total)

 
I think we're likely already seeing a lot of propaganda, all the way from the overclocked spin doctors at CNN (who have stooped to using web sites like www.jvim.com as a 'source') to a sharp increase in military recruitment advertising to the choices made in what will and will not be seen in movies and tv in response to the attack. Many of these choices are motivated by sensitivity to the victims and families of victims, and I appreciate that. However, every news story and Tuesday night lineup on TV needs to be taken with an additional grain of salt for the next little while, I think. Peace.
posted by holycola at 7:22 AM on September 25, 2001


Along the lines of this link, does anyone remember playing an "academic game" in high school called Propaganda? The categories were similar, but more specific. I've been thinking about it in light of recent events but haven't been able to track it down.
posted by edamame at 1:28 PM on September 25, 2001


You're thinking of "The Propaganda Game"; it's sold by this company.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 3:09 PM on September 25, 2001


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