Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: HOUSE OF TRUTH

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

HOUSE OF TRUTH

"We let our sharks prey on them, we let poverty swamp them, we did not teach them English"(105)

I picked this particular quote because the European immigrants who came to the United States believed that they were coming over her to persue the American dream, but got placed in urban areas which were in ruins. The non-natives were targeted to support the war effort ,but it proved to be an useless effort. Anyone whowere considered " Working-class" considered the war to be a "rich's man's war"

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

The CPI's attempts to persuade the working classes to support war were not as successful as the appeals made to the middle classes.

But many or most immigrants did support the war. Perhaps not as a result of CPI propaganda, but the war was supported by the majority of the American population, including immigrants.

While many worker's may have agreed that this was a "rich man's war," they remained a minority of the American population. If the CPI propaganda was not persuasive to many immigrant workers, the propaganda of anti-war radicals was even less persuasive to the the majority of the American working class.

2/25/2007 10:25 PM  

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