Neat website

Changingminds.org which describes itself as:

the largest site in the world on all aspects of how we change what others think, believe, feel and do. There are already around 5000 pages here, all free and with much more to come!

I particularly like argument

And propaganda

A defining quality of perfect propaganda is that it is hidden, such that the recipients perceive it and communications about it as a simple truth. The subject matter just becomes what is normal and the communicator of the message is not perceived as trying to persuade or manipulate.

In brief, then, propaganda is covert persuasion of large numbers of people.

At the other end of the realization scale, if people perceive themselves as victims of manipulative machinations, then they will feel betrayed and hence rebel against the manipulator. This rebellion may be open or, if the manipulator has other power (such as military) then it may become subverted and covert.

Check out Propaganda critic

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Posted 24/06/2010 by lacithedog in Uncategorized

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