Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition

CHAPTER 1: Why Study Propaganda?

  • Introduction
    Definition
    Two Major Propaganda Theorists: George Orwell and Jacques Ellul
    Plan of the Book

Chapter 2: History of Propaganda

  • Introduction
    Athens
    Rome
    The Early Christian Era
    From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment
    The French Revolution and Its Aftermath
    Later Nineteenth-Century Developments
    British Propaganda in World War I
    Leninist Propaganda
    Nazi Propaganda
    World War II to the Present Day, In Brief
    Conclusion

CHAPTER 3: Propaganda Technique: An Analysis

  • Introduction
    Overview
    Devices Involving Language Manipulation
    Non-Verbal Techniques
    Conclusion

CHAPTER 4: Ethics and Propaganda

  • Introduction: What Is Ethics?
    Ethical Theories
    The Morality of Lying
    Misleading without Actually Lying
    The Ethics of Communication
    On the Ethics of Propaganda
    Conclusion: Propaganda and Autonomy

CHAPTER 5: Advertising and Public Relations Ethics

  • Introduction
    Advertising
    Public Relations Ethics
    Conclusion

CHAPTER 6: Freedom of Expression: Some Classical Arguments

  • Introduction
    John Milton
    John Stuart Mill
    Modern Communications Media: A Free and Open Encounter?
    Additional Free Speech Arguments
    Conclusion

CHAPTER 7: The Question of Controls

  • Introduction
    Controls on Hate Propaganda
    Advertising
    Government Controls on the Media
    The Media Controls Itself
    Government Information
    Addendum, 2012

CHAPTER 8: Propaganda, Democracy, and the Internet

  • The Achievements and Promise of the Internet
    Uncertainties and Negative Features
    Strategies for Democratizing the Net
    Propaganda Analysis
    Conclusion

Bibliography
Permission Acknowledgements
Index

Posted on October 29, 2015