This is a Ring Binder copy.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Admitting that he takes a ``progressive critical line on the phenomenon of propaganda,'' Sproule manages to write a balanced and thoughtful analysis of propaganda in modern society, despite certain biases. Sproule's assertion that propaganda weakens democratic institutions indicts both conservatives and liberals alike. The first chapter reads like a college textbook but, once it has been sufficiently digested, the balance of the book is an enlightening (and often humorous) foray into covert activities, half-truths and special-interest practices in the arenas of government, religion, research, education, journalism and entertainment. With nods to Alexis de Tocqueville, Jacques Ellul and Walter Lippmann, the author has fashioned a fine introduction to the world of propaganda analysis. Sproule's definitions and examples of propaganda are excellent, but his suggested antidotes-persuasive oration, open public discussions and authentic community-are naive. He considers both the antebellum New England town and ancient Athenian government as archetypes for a ``true and literally political community.'' However, the effects of urbanization, industrialization and immigration have long since curtailed the likelihood of those models. Sproule's commentary is a valuable, thought-provoking examination of propaganda, but one wishes that his proposed solution to this uniquely 20th-century problem transcended narrow 19th-century conventions.
Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
(nessuna copia disponibile)
Se non trovi il libro che cerchi su AbeBooks possiamo cercarlo per te automaticamente ad ogni aggiornamento del nostro sito. Se il libro è ancora reperibile da qualche parte, lo troveremo!Inserisci un desiderata