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Propaganda Technique In The World War

It has been employed with unvarying success in every conflict known to man. The lines are never mutually exclusive, for the historian is continually uncovering a new example of method, while the technical student is often able to plug a gap in chronology through his researches.

Her music master is secretly scornful of the whole German regime. 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. Wickham Steed of The Times, writes that M. The secret history of this speech was not generally known until the publication of Woodrow Wilson’s papers after the War.

Bang was a Danish professor of theology and took the pains to collect some of the German gems. Une alliance pour V unifi- cation d.

Cunliffe Owen is vice-chairman. The financier told him flatly that the pro-war editorials in The Times must cease. When the crisis of arose in Great Britain, it was at once evident that powerful elements in the Cabinet, the Prkpaganda Party, the literary and even the financial world were opposed to inter- vention to aid France.

It was instigated by indignation at the fact that the British Cabinet had secretly entered into engagements on the side of France which consti- tuted in fact a commitment in advance to join in the War against a suppos- edly attacking Germany.

De Technuque intended to compliment the British educational system, when he compared it to the disadvantage of the German system, by writing that its aim might be summarized in the slogan Be good, my pretty maid, and let who will be clever. We are witnessing the growth of a world public, and this public has arisen in part, because international propaganda has at once agitated and organized it. There are propagabda, who do not hesitate to indict a whole civilization at a single gesture, and these mentalities may be relied upon to furnish sys- tematic treatises upon such subjects as Civilises contre Techniquue.


Propaganda Technique in the World War

History is the story of the struggle of devils and deliverers. One of the travellers enters a small village general store, and proceeds to show to the shopkeeper a pan. Their similarities are so much more fundamental than their differences that a visitor from another planet would undoubtedly bracket them together. If the history of Prussia was interpreted as a record of ruffian robberies by Allied scholars, the story of British imperialism was a stench in the nostrils of the Germans.

In Britain wrold most popular war aim among 1 these circles was the scrapping of the German Navy. Longworth Representative from Ohio. He is not permitted to tevhnique the slightest alteration in the movements twchnique he is shown, and is stopped again and again until at last his movements are satisfactory.

Hugh Tye, was urgently invited to call upon the head of one of the largest financial houses in the City. For a century it is true that we have made substantial progress in civiliza- tion, but centuries will yet pass before our peasants will have the ideas or the spirit of a civilization sufficiently advanced to enable them to render homage to beauty as did the Greeks.

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But the unavoidable result was to entrench the Commander-in-Chief in public esteem when good reason existed for removing him. The cry of German propaganda, in France was loud and insistent. The influence of certain of the more complex forms of religion is less.

The only hope lies in confidential and informal relations between administrators and legislators, supplemented by an appeal to publicity when the legislator can justify such conduct to his own conscience. This decision split the Social Democrats in Germany, and left a discontented tchnique in France, and as the War wore on, the discomforts of combat favoured the recovery of the old uncompromising attitude.


There might be a committee of executives, each responsible for some branch of propaganda work, such as i propaganda against the enemy, propaganda in neutral and allied countries, propaganda among civilians, and propaganda in the fighting forces.

Terrify ; and in order to terrify, destroy. During a time when the American aviation programme was an object of uneasy attention, certain aeroplane photographs were released by the Com- mittee on Public Information with sub-titles of this nature: These associations exist to keep alive a sentiment of cultural unity and may, in times of emergency, go further.


You cannot allow them, in- stead of making speeches, to write articles or to permit the articles to be written in their newspapers. The Times, it may be added, did not succumb to this pressure, although certain members of the Cabinet were strongly moved by it.

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I have been told by more than one member of the German propaganda service, that they considered it the best piece of propaganda work gotten out by the Allies in the course of the War. The war c an likewise be a war of ra ce. They declare that their army was never defeated by techique battering of Allied battalions, but that the nation collapsed behind their lines because all the alien and radical elements in the population were easy marks for the seductive bait of foreign propaganda.

Because in these days of swift decision and swifter action, it would be too propagnada for England to act with any degree of success after France had been defeated in the North.