1 Digitized by Google Original from UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 2 PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUE IN WORLD WAR who wrote in French on certain aspects of. Propaganda Technique in World War I deals primarily with problems of of a comprehensive theory of propaganda adds another dimension to Lasswell’s study. , , English, Book edition: Propaganda technique in the World War / by Harold D. Lasswell. With a new introd. for the Garland ed. by Harold D. Lasswell.

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Karl Lamprecht, Krieg und Kultur Leipzig, There is no doubt about the superlative qualifications of newspapermen for propaganda work.

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The children kill them- selves in Germany because of overwork in the schools. Only the diversion of the first Liberty loan proceeds to Morgan saved him. After this, any servile deputy candle-snuffer is at liberty to revile us at pleasure. Assuming that the problem of co-ordinating inter-ally propagandas can be satisfactorily disposed of, our attention 1 J. For the sake of the business men the war must appear v j a s a pro fitable pntprprisp L. Why not postpone the theory of method until the history is finished?

The title of the book explains its animus: In spite of the efforts of the Allied governments to suppress the knowledge of these incriminating documents in Great Britain, word soon reached the British labour leaders, and they bestirred themselves to force a show-down from the government. Meyer, who discovered that real freedom was in Germany and not in England, and wrote Deutsche Freiheit und englischer Parlamentarismus Munchen, The American saw the official shortly afterwards and asked β€” Why don’t you do something to counteract the British propaganda in America?

By propaganda is not meant the control of mental states by changing such objective conditions as the supply of cigarettes or the chemical com- position of food. This psychological barrier consists in the suspicion that unfavour- 1 These interpretations, which were current in Germany during the World War, can be read in English in J. It is no good wreaking vengeance for the past ; it is only pro- fitable to take precautions for the future and to modify the conditions which have played havoc with the past.

Skip to content Skip to search. But it did so in an insulting manner, which w’as well cal- culated to diminish public confidence in the integrity and competence of those responsible for conducting the War. Rainey came to the aid of the besieged head of the Committee on Public Information, by reminding the House that the Republicans had possessed power for sixteen consecutive years, right down to the two years before the European War, and if the Chairman had returned thanks for unpre- paredness, he was returning thanks for the Republicans even more than for the Democrats.


In so doing, she was acting in complete harmony with her historical traditions of ruthless and barbarous dealing. Separate different tags with a comma.

The Germans will never be conquered by this damning taint of commercialism, and their spirit will stamp it from the world. Corporations, for instance, find techniqe con- j venient to subsidize newspapers abroad ; and influencing is by no means confined to unofficial persons.

A nation with a high moral is capable of performing the tasks laid upon it because of a certain momentum, which can only be measured when serious resistances appear. Now the task of the propagandist is just begun, when he fastens the guilt of willing the War upon an opposing nation. Legislative bodies look with a suspicious eye upon any evidence of partisan concealment.

Goethe had acknowledged that We, the Germans, are of yesterday.

Propaganda Technique In The World War

Not a murmur in the German Press. The parents of laeswell boys are suffering agonies enough now, without being led to believe that unspeakable outrages are being committed upon all of our American soldiers who may be captured. Login to add to list. Besides the Maison de la Presse there were unofficial members from organizations like the Chambre syndicate de la haute couture.

Propaganda Technique in the World War

Unless the legislature is informed β€”and critical, the propaganda branches may be perverted to partisan, personal and class ends ; if the legislature is superfluously critical, the confidence of the propatanda in its leaders may be destroyed, and moral impaired.

Otto von Gierke, Krieg und Kultur Berlin, So the Parliamentary War Aims Com- mittee was established with representatives of all parties.

It was the wlrld of any opportunity for effective contradiction in wartime which made it possible for Professor Lavisse, for instance, to proclaim in the Pratique et doctrine de la guerre allemande that Not one of our military writers taught the doctrine of the guerre atroce.


It was of some advantage to the war party in Britain to have such a statement as the following, from the Bishop of Hereford: The succeeding chapters will outline the nature of the psychological appeals which appear wwar be necessary to accomplish the purpose of such a mechanism β€” the ‘ instigation of animosity toward the enemy, the preservation x of friendship between allies and neutrals, and the demoralization of the enemy. It is employed by propagandists and publicity-men of all sorts and shapes.

In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Prlpaganda American character, I should like to repeat, is by no means so dry and calculating as the German picture propagandda an American business man usually represents. This is the great war aim, and in single- 1 Translated in John Buchan.

La Guerre Sociale, into La Victoire and pleaded with all the ardour of his fervent spirit for unity: A word has appeared, which has come to have an ominous clang in many minds β€” Propaganda.

The selection of such propagana man is certain to arouse nasty insinuations in the legislature. Flesh or scalp removed, Corpses cut into small pieces.

Use of forbidden bullets. In the United States, where the issue of war or peace hung in the balance longer than in Great Britain, the disagreement over which group of belligerent powers was the enemy drew forth an unparalleled mass of rationalizations, suitable for circulation by the protagonists of either set.

And now I commend you to God. At last the G. La patrie de la Revolution est en danger! Finally the negotiations arrived at a point at which their pfopaganda issue depended mainly on the immediate publication by the British Govern- ment of a statement setting forth their war aims.

Propaganda Direct use of suggestion. A Countess patronizes the arts, but will not permit her daughter to become contaminated.