Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Propaganda

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Harold D. Lasswell's comments in our reading packet states:

"Propaganda in the broadest sense is the technique of influencing human action by the manipulation of representations. These representations may take spoken, written, pictorial or musical form."

After reading the packet, I feel as if most of what we watch, read and listen to is propaganda that sways us in the choices we make in our daily lives. These choices may be the candidates we choose as our politicians, what our children learn in school, the products we buy in the super market and the TV show and movies we watch for recreation. The media has the ability to move individual daily decisions by the propaganda they use all around the public.

I found the article eye opening and I look forward to learning more of the effects of our daily lives through propaganda in the media.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

Yes, we are surrounded by persuasive messages, positive and negative.

We swim in an ocean of persuasion, we don't have to drown.

2/12/2007 10:31 PM  

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