Democracy and Propaganda: A Timeline of Thoughts from Responsible Men

Let's start at the beginning. Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 – July 12, 1804) was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as first Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton, much like the rest of the founding …

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Propaganda: Eward Bernays and Harold Lasswell

Hi, I decided to source Chomky's quotes from Bernays and Lasswell. Turns out Chomsky was right. Edward Bernays (November 22, 1891 − March 9, 1995) was an Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, referred to in his obituary as "the father of public relations". Bernays was named one of the 100 …

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Media Control by Noam Chomsky

Excerpts from the book "Media Control" by Noam Chomsky, Seven Stories Press, 2002 EARLY HISTORY OF PROPAGANDA Pg. 11 ... the first modern government propaganda operation ... was under the Woodrow Wilson Administration. Woodrow Wilson was elected President in 1916 on the platform "Peace Without Victory." That was right in the middle of the World …

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Manufacturing Consent: A Propaganda Model

The mass media serve as a system for communicating messages and symbols to the general populace. It is their function to amuse, entertain, and inform, and to inculcate individuals with the values, beliefs, and codes of behavior that will integrate them into the institutional structures of the larger society. In a world of concentrated wealth …

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Democracy: what it is, isn’t, and what it should be

In 431 BCE, while commemorating the city’s war dead, Pericles, the Athenian leader, spoke some of the most glorious words I have ever read: “Our ordinary citizens, though occupied with the pursuits of industry, are still fair judges of public matters;…and instead of looking on discussion as a stumbling block in the way of action, …

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