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Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion (1992)

by Anthony Pratkanis, Elliot Aronson

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The author Anthony Pratkanis writes about the history of propaganda and the social psychology of why the tactics used to influence us (manipulate) works so well in influencing the decisions we make. The focus of the book is about how media, government, religion, corporations and individuals use propaganda, and devious persuasive techniques to manipulate the masses. He cites numerous studies that have been conducted that help explain how and why we are so easily persuaded. I don’t use this phrase often but this book truly opened my eyes and changed my entire way of thinking. ( )
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To the memory of my parents, Harry Aronson (1903 - 1950) and Dorothy Aronson (1901 - 1989)
They had a wonderfully innocent, childlike trust that, in this country, almost everything they read (especially if it was between the covers of a book) was absolutely true.
E. A.
To my son, Tony Pratkanis (born 1991)
Chances are, he will grow up with a healthy skepticism but a regrettable cynicism about the truth of everything he reads, hears, and sees.
A. R. P.
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Drawing on the history of propaganda and modern research in social psychology, this book reveals mass persuasion in action -- not just the tactics, but why they work so well, and how we can protect ourselves from manipulation.

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