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Simply knowing that one fact suggests to the reader his way out of propaganda's clinging coils.
The text is written in a clear and understandable format (thesis followed by proof) which allows for easier reading when length is involved.
Highly recommend the book for journalism/PR students and professionals and for people interested in propaganda studies.
Good Intro into the field of Propaganda. However, the writing style is circumlocutory throughout the whole text and this book could have been condensed into half its overall... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew Jackson
Patrick is clearly informed on the topic, and yet he ultimately leaves the reader unfulfilled. I was left sourcing the substantial footnotes for a further safari into this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Will Whitman
This was my second book on the subject of persuasion, following Robert Cialdini's "Influence", a work referred to by Patrick in this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MC
Read the book. Then watch some TV, read a few newspapers, and see the "commandments" fully illustrated. It's just that clear.Published 3 months ago by Renee Fox
There is a lot to agree with in this book. The author is very even-handed in his treatment of propaganda, criticizing the political slogans of both the right and the left. Read morePublished 10 months ago by GKC1951
Its a good book indeed, particularly if you are inclined to use your own head and reason instead of just consuming content that is clearly made to manipulate its consumers (as is... Read morePublished 11 months ago by fusio
This is a great introduction to propaganda. I recommend it to all consumers and voters.
The book is easy to read. Read more
Five stars doesn't begin to capture the value of this book. A well researched and presented explanation of both modern and past propaganda campaigns. Read morePublished 21 months ago by genesse
This is a good book with contemporary perspective on propaganda use.
Comprehensible language, good style, light vein of humor. Read more