Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes

Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes

by Jacques Ellul

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Overview

This seminal study and critique of propaganda from one of the greatest French philosophers of the 20th century is as relevant today as when it was first published in 1962. Taking not only a psychological approach, but a sociological approach as well, Ellul’s book outlines the taxonomy for propaganda, and ultimately, it’s destructive nature towards democracy. Drawing from his own experiences fighting for the French resistance against the Vichy regime, Ellul offers a unique insight into the propaganda machine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394718743
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/12/1973
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 148,890
Product dimensions: 4.33(w) x 7.21(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Jacques Ellul was a French philosopher and Christian anarchist. He served as professor of history and the sociology of institutions on the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences at the University of Bordeaux for many years. Although he was trained as a sociologist, Ellul is considered a philosopher with a particular interest in technology and the possibility of technological tyranny. He is said to have coined the phrase "Think globally, act locally." Among his books are Propaganda, The Political Illusion, The Theological Foundation of Law, The Meaning of the City, and many others. Jacques Ellul passed away in 1994 at the age of 82.

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