PROPAGANDA ANALYSIS. A 10-step plan of propaganda analysis. The warfare metaphor. The destruction of the enemy’s will to resist, and with a minimum annihilation of fighting capacity (H. Lasswell, 1951). Step 1: The Ideology and Purpose of the Propaganda Campaign.
A 10-step plan of propaganda analysis
(H. Lasswell, 1951)
Japan: from militaristic aggressor in the 1930s and 1940s to a victim of the atomic bomb
East Germany: from former center of Nazism to an anti-fascist peace loving
Usually an institution or organization
It could be open or concealed
Music as Propaganda
“Lord, you see, we have changed.
The German people is no longer the people without honour, of disgrace, tearing itself apart, faint-hearted, and weak in faith.
No, Lord, the German people is strong again in its will…”
“How can we not once again feel in this hour the miracle which has brought us together.
You have once heard the voice of a man, and it has struck your hearts, it has awakened you, and you have followed this voice...
Now we are together, we are with him and he is with us, and we are now Germany.”
Hitler’s election is a religion in the deepest and most mysterious sense of the word
in which a nation professed its belief in God,
through its spokesman and put its fate and life trustingly in his hands
Indicated/measured by opinion polls, public behavior, voting, media reports, etc.
Other evidence might include rate of recruitment to the propaganda organization, contributions, audience adoption of slogans, language, attire, etc.