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Smokin’ Women

After WWI, Edward Bernays, the "inventor" of PR and the father of spin, was hired by the American Tobacco Company to encourage women to start smoking.

What Is Propaganda – Part 2?

Back in the 1940s, Donald Duck, quoted in a GI instructional manual, declared “Propaganda” revolved around ideas of communications control. These notions were put forth by master media manipulator (the Karl Rove of his day) Dr. Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Enlightenment: “I think of the press as a great keyboard...

What Is Propaganda?

Do you know the origins of propaganada? There was the propagation of the faith of the Catholic Church: The origin of the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda has passed through two distinct periods: The first period is that of the cardinalitial commission de propaganda fide (before it had been constituted a definite pontifical department or...