Resisting the conventional wisdom that propaganda is mostly associated with authoritarian governments, these slides sketch how the liberal, capitalist government of the United States at the time of World War I exploited the concept of “Democracy” in what would become perhaps the most remarkable propaganda achievement in modern history. Includes photos, videos, historical data from Google Books, and a discussion of some recent research suprisingly consistent with this argument.
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Murphy, Justin. 2014. "Slides on 'Democracy' as propaganda for capitalism," http://jmrphy.net/blog/2014/07/14/propaganda-democracy-capitalism/ (June 20, 2017).