Propaganda – Infographic

03 May

Propaganda: A Short History 

So what do Walt Disney, Adolf Hitler, Dr. Suess, and Pope Gregory XV have in common?  All were exceptional creators of propaganda.  Propaganda is the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor with the express purpose of either helping or hurting an institution, person, or cause.  Today’s inforgraphic takes a brief look at the history of propaganda from the 17th century Catholic Church through the 21st century and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) with a special focus on contrasting World War II propaganda pieces.



Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Infographics


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2 responses to “Propaganda – Infographic

  1. lionaroundwriting

    May 3, 2013 at 9:06 am

    The funny thing is this post is propaganda designed to challenge someones opinion and ideas. We can’t get away from it.

    I forgot that the Saddam statue was a photo op. Shows how people have to be vigilant as hell about any publicised media. Of course there are conspiracy nuts that make challenging the media even tougher because they are as extreme as the imaginary extremists they envision. So anyone challenging the media suddenly becomes stereotypes amongst them and challenging the status quo is getting more and more difficult in some respects.

    • NJBiblio

      May 3, 2013 at 9:26 am

      That irony wasn’t lost on me either!

      It is very easy to forget how prevalent propaganda is in all aspects of news coverage and media and how difficult it is to combat most times.


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