August 10, 2020

Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes pdf

Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes  pdf

Title: Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes pdf

Author: Jacques Ellul


Pages: 352 pages

Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes pdf

“A far more frightening work than any of the nightmare novels of George Orwell. With the logic which is the great instrument of French thought, [Ellul] explores and attempts to prove the thesis that propaganda, whether its ends are demonstrably good or bad, is not only destructive to democracy, it is perhaps the most serious threat to humanity operating in the modern world.”,–Los Angeles Times,”The theme of Propaganda is quite simply…that when our new technology encompasses any culture or society, the result is propaganda… Ellul has made many splendid contributions in this book.”,–Book Week,”An exhaustive catalog of horrors. It shows how modern, committed man, surrounded and seized by propaganda, more often than not surrenders himself to it only too willingly, especially in democracies–because he is educated for his rule as dupe. ‘The most favorable moment to seize a man and influence him,’ Ellul writes, ‘is when he is alone in the mass; it is at this point that propaganda can be most effective. This is the situation of the ‘lonely crowd,’ or of isolation in the mass, which is a natural product of modern-day society, which is both used and deepened by the mass media.’ “,–Los Angeles Free Press


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