Sat, 4 November 2006
Propaganda has been used in war since the beginning of war itself. Alexander the Great used it, Genghis Khan used it, the Catholic Church used it, the American Founding Fathers used it, Joesph Goebbels of Nazi Germany used it, and the United States currently uses it.
There are three types of propaganda: white, grey, and black.
There are many techniques for propaganda, including: assertion, bandwagon, card stacking, glittering generalities, lesser of two evils, name calling, pinpointing the enemy, plain folks, testimonials, and transfers.
For more information, read:
World Book (1992): P
Foreign Affairs (May/June 2006): Saddam’s Delusions
Military History Magazine: June 2002
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