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.