Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: PROPAGANDA- test blog

Thursday, February 01, 2007

PROPAGANDA- test blog



According to Harold Lasswell, "Propaganda is the technique of influencing human action by the manipulation of representations." Advertising and all kinds of publicity fall within the field of propaganda. Propaganda is carried on to promote a limited objective according to their agenda. I found it interesting that certain propaganda can be used for diplomatic, military, and economic reasons or agendas. This was shown greatly during World War I. It can be used for and against something. Propaganda can have many goals and objectives. Lastly, it can be used in the news, in advertising, in government, and in the eduaction system.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good basic definition. You have remarked on the fact that we are surrounded by propaganda. What isn't propaganda? Are we in danger of making this term too general and thus meaningless?

2/12/2007 11:01 PM  

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