Weapons of Mass Deception

The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq
Product Number: EB00399707
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101215883
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
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Description

Weapons of Mass Deception reveals: -How the Iraq war was sold to the American public through professional P.R. strategies. -"The First Casualty": Lies that were told related to the Iraq war. -Euphemisms and jargon related to the Iraq war, e.g. "shock and awe," "Operation Iraqi Freedom," "axis of evil," "coalition of the willing," etc. -"War as Opportunity": How the war on terrorism and the war on Iraq have been used as marketing hooks to sell products and policies that have nothing to do with fighting terrorism. -"Brand America": The efforts of Charlotte Beers and other U.S. propaganda campaigns designed to win hearts overseas. -"The Mass Media as Propaganda Vehicle": How news coverage followed Washington's lead and language. The book includes a glossary - "Propaganda: A User's Guide" - and resources to help Americans sort through the deceptions to see the strings behind Washington's campaign to sell the Iraq war to the public.

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Original Publish Date: Jul 28, 2003

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