Military Propaganda in Sports, Movies, and TV

Ever wonder why there are so many military commercials during American sports games? It's pretty obvious. On November 4, 2015, U.S. Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and John McCain (R-AZ) released a new joint oversight report exposing widespread evidence that the Department of Defense (DOD) has been paying professional sports teams in the National Football League (NFL), …

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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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Walter Lippmann – Father of Modern Journalism

Hi, I decided to find the original sources for many of Chomsky's quotes from Lippmann's works. Turns out Chomsky was right. Walter Lippmann (September 23, 1889 – December 14, 1974) was an American writer, reporter, and political commentator famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of Cold War, coining the term "stereotype" …

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Creel Committee and State Propaganda

Karl Marx couldn't have said it more clearly when he wrote in The Communist Manifesto: The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class. The ruling elite are a small group of people who analyze, execute, make decisions, and run things in the political, economic, and ideological systems. This …

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“The Occupation of the American Mind” – Documentary Looks at Israel’s PR War in the United States

Democracy Now Article >>  Transcript This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. As we continue our conversation, we go now to an excerpt of—we are speaking with Roger Waters, the famous British musician, founding member of the iconic …

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10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power

Requiem for the American Dream is a timely 75-minute teach-in by Noam Chomsky, the M.I.T. linguistics professor who has been a leading leftist political analyst, critic and writer for six decades. Mr. Chomsky, already the subject of several documentaries, focuses here on an election-season theme: financial inequality in America and what he calls its corrosive …

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