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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If it was not true, I think it is the duty of the War Department to deny it.

Shall Propagajda Be Again? Legs cut off or broken, Noses cut off, Ears cut off, Eyes gouged out, Sexual parts mutilated, Skin tom in strips. A booklet on Microbe-Culture at Bucharest was put out in London inand covered the subject very nicely. Still another danger of abusing p ropaganda agencie s lies in the possibility that public propaganda may be misused.

Some of the people who in the years before the War were disposed to accept the changing tides of international animosity and friendship as inevitable manifestations of the cosmic fate, which commanded the sun to rise or. The Republicans launched into a terrific tirade against the Committee, the Navy Depart- ment and the whole Administration.

What form shall the victory take? The envious English, ostensibly neutral, but bound by secret understandings, had grasped their opportunity to crush the competitor, whose naval and commercial supremacy must be hechnique at all costs of morality and decency.

Dear Arthur, — I will come over to-night, shall I? Instantly the Left and Centre took up the challenge, and assailed the military for trying to interfere in politics. The books by Bemays and Wilder and Buell are pioneers in this direction.

Propaganda Technique in the World War

Lists What are lists? But it was civilians whose opinions were ulti- mately deciding. Spencer Hughes remarked in the House of Commons, they are not hampered by what Dr. The modern world is busy developing a corps of men who do worpd but study the ways and means of changing minds or binding minds to their convictions. In what purported to be a scientific treatise on the Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War London,Trotter solemnly said, The incomprehensibility to the English of the whole trend of German feeling and expression suggests that there is some deeply-rooted instinctive conflict of attitude between them.


Civilian unity is not achieved by the regimentation of ; muscles.

Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. Salter argues that the arrangement which he suggests, is an appropriate solution of the role of committees in adminis- tration. The military people at home may announce the destruction of public buildings in the occupied zone, much to the consternation of the diplomatic representa- 1 H.

Now the full import of estimates of the state of public opinion cannot be realized unless they are urged by personalities whose prestige is at least the equal of those who have the deciding hand in matters of policy.

Full text of “Propaganda Technique In The World War Harold Lasswell”

How may hate be mobilized against an enemy? What about the personnel of the propaganda service? Strict neutrality was laswwell only course for England to adopt.

Here is the despatch: The Chancellor, to avoid being caught between partisan fires, refused, as had his predecessor, to create a separate Minister of Propaganda. The propaganda was very vigorously attacked by the greater part of the American Press, but pursued its course unafraid, collected money, submitted protests to the State Department against the attitude of the Entente, and so on.

A special function of the committee of Dr. Very few among the Allied peoples knew, and very few of them, had they known, would have cared, that on wa 26th of June,French and English aviators dropped bombs upon Karlsruhe, killing or wounding 26 women and children, or that on the 22nd of September,the Allied bombers had taken a toll of victims in a raid upon the same city.

Propavanda explanation is to be found in the rise of literacy. It should have little trouble, however, in explaining to the satisfaction of its own people, at least, that it is fighting for a more elevated conception of public right than its enemies. Behind all this, there invariably stands a record of lawlessness, violence and malice, which offers unassailable proof of a deliberate intent to maim or destroy us.

Terrify ; and in order to terrify, destroy. This is the great war aim, and in single- 1 Translated in John Buchan. Beaverbrook relied upon Canadians ” whose experience of foreign affairs and whose knowledge of foreign languages was lasswelll limited as his own.

Friend and his Government will never stand clear in the estimation of the public, and will never have propagandx authority which they ought to have, and which I desire them to have, until they make things quite clear, oropaganda and plain to all the world and sever this connection with the newspapers.


A war to vindicate international law thus has the sanction 1 of bourgeois morality about it and avoids anything which tinges of a class propagandz.

We live among more people than ever, who are puzzled, uneasy, or vexed at the unknown cunning which seems to have duped and degraded them. Occasionally they supplemented the work abroad by sending out a High Commissioner, who combined propa- ganda, economic and other functions, as did the temporary war pripaganda of all the allied powers.

Stress can always be laid upon the wounding of women, children, old people, priests and nuns, and upon sexual enormities, mutilated prisoners and mutilated non-com- batants. There are ideologies which condemn war either as something bad in itself, or as the product of a detested order of society.

When he took over the Enemy Propaganda work, he quickly became aware of the crucial importance of forcing a decision upon 1 See Meine Kriegserinner wkrld, pp.

Propaganda Technique In The World War

There is a certain technical advantage in varying the form of the atrocity account. During a time when the American aviation programme was an object of uneasy attention, techniquf aeroplane photographs were released by the Com- mittee on Public Information with sub-titles of this nature: When a nation is engaged in battle with a people whose technological equipment is less destructive than lasxwell own, this form of self-flattery is obviously founded upon clear differences.

Bang was tecjnique Danish professor of theology and took the pains to collect some of the German gems. Home All editions This edition, English, Book edition: She is held prpoaganda or less personally responsible for the Boer War. The shopkeeper at the beginning is somewhat impressed by what is offered him for sale, when his wife comes in and, turning the pan upside down, sees marked on it ” Made in Germany.

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