Obama's Slogan

Forward, the Obama campaign's collectivist campaign slogan, targets undecided voters. Jacques Ellul (1912-1994), variously described as a French philosopher, legal scholar/law professor, lay theologian and Christian anarchist, wrote the widely-acclaimed book, "Propaganda: The Formation Of Men's Attitudes," first published in 1962. Ellul gained first-hand knowledge of propaganda during World War II when, after being fired from teaching positions in French universities by the Vichy government, he became a leader in the Resistance. His efforts to save Jews earned him the title of Righteous among the Nations from Yad Vashem in 2001.  His book is recognized as a groundbreaking examination of propaganda combining the sociological and psychological disciplines. Here's Ellul's definition of propaganda: "Propaganda is a set of methods employed by an organized group that wants to bring about the active or passive participation in its actions of a mass of individuals, psychologically...(Read Full Article)

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