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What Orwell Didn't Know: Propaganda and the…

What Orwell Didn't Know: Propaganda and the New Face of American Politics

by András Szántó (Editor)

Other authors: Geoffrey Cowan (Contributor), Mark Danner (Contributor), Farnaz Fassihi (Contributor), Frances FitzGerald (Contributor), Konstanty Gebert (Contributor)14 more, Susan Harding (Contributor), Martin Kaplan (Contributor), George Lakoff (Contributor), Nicholas Lemann (Contributor), Michael Massing (Contributor), Victor Navasky (Contributor), Aryeh Neier (Contributor), Alice O'Connor (Contributor), Francine Prose (Contributor), David Rieff (Contributor), Orville Schell (Introduction), George Soros (Contributor), Drew Westen (Contributor), Patricia J. Williams (Contributor)

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Szántó, AndrásEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cowan, GeoffreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Danner, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fassihi, FarnazContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
FitzGerald, FrancesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gebert, KonstantyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harding, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaplan, MartinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lakoff, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Navasky, VictorContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Neier, AryehContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Connor, AliceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Prose, FrancineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rieff, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schell, OrvilleIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Westen, DrewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Editors Note: Every book has a story.  The story of this anthology began when the deans of five prominent journalism schools got together to do something about the state of public debate in America.
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From the Publisher: Propaganda. Manipulation. Spin. Control. It has ever been thus-or has it? On the eve of the 60th anniversary of George Orwell's classic essay on propaganda (Politics and the English Language), writers have been invited to explore what Orwell didn't-or couldn't-know. Their responses, framed in pithy, focused essays, range far and wide: from the effect of television and computing, to the vast expansion of knowledge about how our brains respond to symbolic messages, to the merger of journalism and entertainment, to lessons learned during and after a half-century of totalitarianism. Together, they paint a portrait of a political culture in which propaganda and mind control are alive and well (albeit in forms and places that would have surprised Orwell). The pieces in this anthology sound alarm bells about the manipulation and misinformation in today's politics, and offer guideposts for a journalism attuned to Orwellian tendencies in the 21st century.… (more)

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