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: Propagandes () by Jacques Ellul and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great. Introduction. Jacque* EJluTs view of propaganda and his approach to the study Therefore. Ellul distinguishes various fonrts of propaganda and calls his book. 13 quotes from Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes: ‘To the extent that propaganda is based on current news, it cannot permit time for thought o.

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He is forced to accept the new milieu and the new friends that propaganda makes for him. Propaganda is not just embedded into the individual’s psyche but also the cultural psyche. Letters in Times of CrisisPropsgandes H.

Propaganda employs encirclement on the individual by trying to surround man by all possible routes, in the realm of feelings as well as ideas, by playing on his will or his needs through his conscious and his unconscious, and by assailing him in both his private and his public life. Propaganda means nothing without preliminary information that provides the basis for propaganda, gives propaganda the means to operate, and generates the problems that propaganda exploits by pretending to offer solutions.

Public opinion can only express itself through channels which are provided by the mass media of communication without which there could be no propaganda. By this we mean not only the Western world, but all the world that shares a modern technology and is structured into nations….

In order for propaganda to maintain encirclement, it must be exerted by an organization capable of influencing psychological channels that reach the individual. Such a man never stops to investigate any one point, any more than he will tie together a series of news events. This type of propaganda changes the public opinion of an opposing regime so that it can be in favor of their regime.

Essentially sociological propaganda aims to increase conformity with the environment that is of a collective nature by developing compliance with or defense of the established order through long term penetration and progressive adaptation by using all social currents. The Formation of Men’s Attitudes. At the same time it conquered new nations and new territories: Wipf and Stock, It is propaganda of conformity that requires participation in the social body.


Ellul and Merton

The next part that the book discusses is psychological warfare. Ellul’s definition in was as follows:. While most people view the formation of public opinion as being shaped itself by interaction between different viewpoints on controversial questions, this is incorrect because public opinion is delineated by propaganda as a “truth” which is either believed or not believed. Because he is immersed in current affairs, this man has a jjacques weakness that puts him at the mercy of the propagandist.

And as such people, moreover, will select the easiest, not the hardest, reading matter, they are precisely on the level at which the printed word can seize and convince them without opposition.

Propaganda is forced to build on those presuppositions and to express these myths, for without them nobody would listen to it. Merton had also personally invited Ping Ferry to participate in the retreat.

Essentially sociological propaganda is to increase conformity with the environment that is of a collective nature by developing compliance with or defense of the established order through long term penetration and progressive adaptation by using all social currents. The emergence of propaganda is interconnected with technology and scientific discoveries yet it can only appear and grow under certain conditions.

However, in horizontal propaganda there is no top down structure but rather it springs up from within the group.

Propaganda Quotes

An understanding of fllul conventional patterns and stereotypes that pre-exist in a milieu provide the propagandist with material from which to build off. And yet this great development is kept in the background, behind the fleeting and spectacular result of some catastrophe or sports event because that is the superficial news the average man wants.


Once opinion has been formed, propaganda is able to reinforce it and transform opinion into action.

Sociological propaganda creates an indisputable criterion prropagandes the individual to make judgments of good and evil according to the order of the individual’s way of life. The myth expresses the deep inclinations of a society. Though largely unchurched propaggandes the time, Ferry retained spiritual sensitivities and harbored anti-war sentiments.

Public opinion ceases to be controversial and can no longer form itself except through channels of mass media. An ideology is either fortified within a group or expanded beyond the borders of a group through propaganda.

All propaganda is based on a need, a dual need, first there is the need of state to make it and second there is the need of propagandee to receive it. Propaganda must be a reflection of the fundamental structures of society to be successful and not contradictory of existing opinions.

Cascade Books, More importantly even though it does not create new material and is confined to what already exists, it is not necessarily powerless.

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Partitioning takes place on many different levels including prropagandes, religious, political, national and blocs of nations. Citizens are aware that political decisions affect everybody and governments cannot govern without the support, presence, pressure, or knowledge of the people.

The propaganda element is the way of life with which the individual is permeated and then the individual begins to express it in film, writing, or art without realizing it. He is unstable because he runs after what happened today; he relates to the event, and therefore propafandes resist any impulse coming from that event.

Public Opinion and PropagandaCh 5.