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Propaganda 106 – Waging War (A Case Study)

By GENE HOWINGTON “This thing, what is it in itself, in its own constitution? What is its substance and material? And what its causal nature [or form]? And what is it doing in the world? And how long does it … Continue reading

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Propaganda 105: How to Spot a Liar

By GENE HOWINGTON “If any man is able to convince me and show me that I do not think or act right, I will gladly change; for I seek the truth by which no man was ever injured. But he … Continue reading

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Propaganda 104 Supplemental: Just Because You’ve Forgotten Doesn’t Mean You’re Forgiven

By GENE HOWINGTON “Darkness isn’t the opposite of light, it is simply its absence.” – Terry Pratchett As we’ve previously discussed in the Propaganda Series, propaganda is not always language or images. Sometimes it is the lack of words. It … Continue reading

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Propaganda 104 Supplemental: The Sound of Silence

By GENE HOWINGTON “Silence is argument carried out by other means.” – Che Guevara “Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the … Continue reading

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Propaganda 104: Magica Verba Est Scientia Et Ars Es

By GENE HOWINGTON “Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are … Continue reading

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Propaganda 200: In Summation, Gist The Whitewashing Power Of Editing

by GENE HOWINGTON “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out … Continue reading

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Propaganda 103: The Word Changes, The Word Remains The Same

By GENE HOWINGTON “I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out” – Katherine Dunn “Until it is kindled … Continue reading

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