A Proper Gander At Propaganda

Truth Transcends Community

"Propaganda in the United States is spread by both government and media entities. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to influence opinions. It's used in advertising, radio, newspaper, posters, books, television, and other media."  -  Propaganda in the United States - Wikipedia

"A man without a government is like a fish without a bicycle.” Alvaro Koplovich

"The rise of modern print culture The printing press and the relatively wide availability of printed materials further undermine the importance of the 'local community' in ... Feudal societies based on face-to-face loyalties and oral oaths begin to give way to nation-states and to nationalism based on a shared printed language." Marshall McLuhan: Theoretical elaborations

"The printing press gave rise to nationalism and nation states while the Internet is helping to create a world community."  Understanding New Media: Extending Marshall McLuhan

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Consuming Images

Consuming Images (Bill Moyers documentary from 1990 about the public mind and the media culture)

"This rare documentary from 1990 with Bill Moyers was possibly the first to examine the hyper-commercialized images the mainstream media floods us with. It includes interviews with Neil Postman, Stuart Ewen, Mark Crispin Miller, Herbert Schiller, and others. It is just as relevant today as when first aired."