Bending Spines: The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic Rhetoric & Public Affairs

Michigan State University Press - Subsequently, world war II Allies feared that rooting out Nazism would be a very difficult task. Second, they assume that propaganda really succeeded in persuading most of the citizenry that the Nuremberg rallies were a reflection of how most Germans thought, or that most East Germans were convinced Marxist-Leninists.

Bending spines examines the full range of persuasive techniques used by Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic, and concludes that both systems failed in part because they expected more of their propaganda than it was able to deliver.   . No leading scholar or politician in the West expected East Germany to collapse nearly as rapidly as it did.

Why do totalitarian propaganda such as those created in Nazi Germany and the former German Democratic Republic initially succeed, and why do they ultimately fail? Outside observers often make two serious mistakes when they interpret the propaganda of this time. They provided people with reasons for accepting the status quo.

Bending Spines: The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic Rhetoric & Public Affairs - Nazism and marxism-leninism presented themselves as explanations for all of life—culture, morality, history, science, and recreation. Effective propaganda depends on a full range of persuasive methods, from the gentlest suggestion to overt violence, which the dictatorships of the twentieth century understood well.

In many ways, modern totalitarian movements present worldviews that are religious in nature. First, they assume the propaganda worked largely because they were supported by a police state, that people cheered Hitler and Honecker because they feared the consequences of not doing so.

State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum - Propaganda, ” adolf hitler wrote in 1924, “is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert. State of deception: the power of nazi propaganda documents how, rallies, newspapers, in the 1920s and 1930s, the Nazi Party used posters, and the new technologies of radio and film to sway millions with its vision for a new Germany―reinforced by fear-mongering images of state “enemies.

These images promoted indifference toward the suffering of neighbors, disguised the regime’s genocidal actions, and insidiously incited ordinary people to carry out or tolerate mass violence. The united states holocaust memorial museum is addressing this topic today because, disseminators of messages and images of intolerance and hate have new tools, in an age of instant electronic communication, while at the same time consumers seem less able to cope with the vast amounts of unmediated information bombarding them daily.

State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda - It is hoped that a deeper understanding of the complexities of the past may help us respond more effectively to today’s propaganda campaigns and biased messages. 230 illustrations. A history of nazi propaganda based on never-before-published posters, rare photographs, and historical artifacts from the USHMM’s groundbreaking exhibition.

The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust

Belknap Press - In an era when both anti-semitism and conspiracy theories continue to influence world politics, Herf offers a timely reminder of their dangers along with a fresh interpretation of the paranoia underlying the ideology of the Third Reich. Calling on impressive archival research, the radio speeches they heard at home or on the street, Jeffrey Herf recreates the wall posters that Germans saw while waiting for the streetcar, the headlines that blared from newsstands.

Hitler portrayed the holocaust as a defensive act, a necessary move to destroy the Jews before they destroyed Germany. Used book in Good Condition. According to german wartime media, it was German citizens who were targeted for extinction by a vast international conspiracy. The jewish enemy is the first extensive study of how anti-Semitism pervaded and shaped Nazi propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust, and how it pulled together the diverse elements of a delusionary Nazi worldview.

Here we find an original and haunting exposition of the ways in which Hitler legitimized war and genocide to his own people, as necessary to destroy an allegedly omnipotent Jewish foe. Leading the assault was an insidious, belligerent Jewish clique, so crafty and powerful that it managed to manipulate the actions of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin.

The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust - Joseph goebbels, and otto dietrich’s press office translated this fanatical vision into a coherent cautionary narrative, Minister of Propaganda, which the Nazi propaganda machine disseminated into the recesses of everyday life. The extent of atrocities, however, has overshadowed the calculus Nazis used to justify their deeds.

Selling Hitler: Propaganda and the Nazi Brand

Hurst - The reich would have been unthinkable without propaganda - it would not have been the Reich. Hitler was one of the few politicians who understood that persuasion was everything, deployed to anchor an entire regime in the confections of imagery, rhetoric and dramaturgy. But hitler was in no sense an innovator - his ideas were always second-hand.

Used book in Good Condition. Rather his expertise was as a packager, the labyrinths and byways of the German mind, fashioning from the accumulated mass of icons and ideas, the historic debris, a modern and brilliant political show articulated through deftly managed symbols and rituals. The nazis pursued propaganda not just as a tool, but also as the totality, the raison d'être, an instrument of government, the medium through which power itself was exercised.

Selling Hitler: Propaganda and the Nazi Brand - . Everything could be interrogated for its propaganda potential, every surface inscribed with polemical meaning, whether an enemy city's name, an historical epic or the poster on a neighbourhood wall. Hurst. Moreover, hitler, not goebbels, nicholas O'Shaughnessy argues, was the prime mover in the propaganda regime of the Third Reich - its editor and first author.

Under the reich everything was a propaganda medium, to architecture, a building-block of public consciousness, from typography to communiqués, to weapons design. There were groups to initiate rumours and groups to spread graffiti.


Ig Publishing - Ig Publishing. Committee on public information cpi, a powerful propaganda apparatus that was mobilized to package, advertise and sell the war to the American people as one that would “Make the World Safe for Democracy. The cpi would become the blueprint in which marketing strategies for future wars would be based upon.

Bernays applied the techniques he had learned in the CPI and, incorporating some of the ideas of Walter Lipmann, became an outspoken proponent of propaganda as a tool for democratic and corporate manipulation of the population. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

Propaganda - Edward bernays, propagandaa seminal and controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, pioneered the scientific technique of shaping and manipulating public opinion, Edward Bernays 1891–1995, which he famously dubbed “engineering of consent. During world war I, he was an integral part of the U.

S. His 1928 bombshell propaganda lays out his eerily prescient vision for using propaganda to regiment the collective mind in a variety of areas, including government, art, politics, science and education. Bernays’ honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies.

Noam chomsky“the conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.

The Third Reich: Politics and Propaganda

Routledge - Hurst. Ig Publishing. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. Published in the year 1994, The Third Reich is a valuable contribution to the field of History.

Propaganda: The Art of Persuasion World War II

Book Sales - Hurst. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. Ig Publishing. A visual survey of all forms of propaganda used by Allied and Axis powers immediately before and during World War II Used book in Good Condition.

A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy

Princeton University Press - Used book in Good Condition. In a lot of people are saying, why so few officials speak truth to conspiracy, Russell Muirhead and Nancy Rosenblum show how the new conspiracism differs from classic conspiracy theory, and what needs to be done to resist it. Classic conspiracy theory insists that things are not what they seem and gathers evidence―especially facts ominously withheld by official sources―to tease out secret machinations.

It makes it more difficult to argue, compromise, persuade, negotiate, and even to disagree. Routledge. Ig Publishing. But conspiracists today have introduced something new―conspiracy without theory. The new conspiracism is different. And the new conspiracism has moved from the fringes to the heart of government with the election of Donald Trump.

A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy - Hurst. Dispensing with the burden of explanation, the new conspiracism imposes its own reality through repetition exemplified by the Trump catchphrase "a lot of people are saying" and bare assertion "rigged!". The new conspiracism targets democratic foundations―political parties and knowledge-producing institutions.

There is no demand for evidence, no dots revealed to form a pattern, no close examination of shadowy plotters. Used book in Good Condition.

Spinning History: Politics and Propaganda in World War II

Skyhorse - Routledge. Each side employed uniforms, radio broadcasts, songs, posters, meticulously staged events, and broadcast their messages via all media available—motion pictures, leaflets, and beyond. Hurst. Each area of the media was fully exploited. Used book in Good Condition. In this fascinating book, more relevant than ever in today's political climate of "alternative facts, " bestselling author and historian Nathaniel Lande explores the Great War at the heart of the twentieth century through the prism of theater.

Ig Publishing. Brilliantly conceived oratory was applied to underscore each vision. Their ambitions were similar, but each leader had his own distinct methods, his own carefully created script for elaborately produced and often wildly successful acts and campaigns of deception to win hearts and minds on the frontlines and the home front.

Spinning History: Politics and Propaganda in World War II - The result of this investigation is a wholly distinctive and often surprising work of history, a book that manages to cast a fresh light on the most obsessively studied conflict in human history. Used book in Good Condition. Skyhorse. He presents the war as a drama that evolved and developed as it progressed, a production staged and overseen by four contrasting masters: Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, and Stalin.

Each leader used all the tools at his disposal to present his own distinctive vision of the global drama that was the Second World War. Impression management, the art of political spin, was employed to drive the message home with the careful use of black and white propaganda.

Goebbels: A Biography

Random House - Used book in Good Condition. Delving into the mind of his subject, Longerich reveals how Goebbels’s lifelong search for a charismatic father figure inexorably led him to Hitler, to whom he ascribed almost godlike powers. Longerich, the first historian to make use of the Goebbels diaries in a biographical work, engages and challenges the self-serving portrait the propaganda chief left behind.

. In life, and in the grisly manner of his death, Joseph Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler’s most loyal acolytes. Random House. Named one of the best books of the year by the telegraph • from renowned german holocaust historian Peter Longerich comes the definitive one-volume biography of Adolf Hitler’s malevolent minister of propaganda.

This complete portrait of the man behind that message is sure to become a standard for historians and students of the Holocaust for decades to come. Praise for goebbels “Peter Longerich. Has delved into rarely accessed material from his subject’s diaries, which span thirty years, to paint a remarkable portrait of the man who became one of Hitler’s most trusted lieutenants.

Goebbels: A Biography - The daily telegraph praise for heinrich himmler “there have been several studies of this enigmatic man, but Peter Longerich’s massive biography, grounded in exhaustive study of the primary sources, is now the standard work and must stand alongside Ian Kershaw’s Hitler, Ulrich Herbert’s Best and Robert Gerwarth’s Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich as one of the landmark Nazi biographies.

Routledge. By the end, no one in the berlin bunker was closer to the Führer than his devoted Reich minister for public enlightenment and propaganda.

The Birth of the Propaganda State

Cambridge University Press - Used book in Good Condition. Throughout this book, Kenez is more concerned with the experience of the Soviet people than with high-level politics. Hurst. The book is both a major contribution to our understanding of the genius of the Soviet state, and of the nature of propaganda in the modern world. Routledge.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Random House. Skyhorse. Ig Publishing. In this comprehensive study of the early development of the Soviet propaganda system, Peter Kenez describes how the Bolshevik Party went about reaching the Russian people.