Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Propaganda - by Harold Lasswell

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Propaganda - by Harold Lasswell

I found this article to be very interesting. Like many, I usually only associated propaganda with war time as a weapon against the enemy. But as this article, as well as our first class, propaganda and mass persuasion take on many forms and goals. Not only in war, but with advertising, education, news, and government, propaganda is highly effective. I also found the fact that this article was written in 1934, several years prior to WWII interesting. Much more could have been added in regards to the Nazi's use of propaganda during the 1930's and 1940's.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good post. Key point: not just about war.

Lasswell's book was used during WWII to help craft U.S. propaganda.

2/12/2007 10:57 PM  

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