Weapons of Mass Deception

Weapons of Mass Deception : The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War in Iraq

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • 1585422762
  • 9781585422760
  • 842,867

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"The authors brilliantly expose an interconnected web linking some of the country's largest public relations and advertising firms, the Pentagon, the State Department and the White House." --San Francisco Chronicleshow more

About Sheldon Rampton

Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber are the bestselling authors of Weapons of Mass Deception, Toxic Sludge Is Good for You!, Banana Republicans, and Trust Us, We're Experts! Stauber is the founder and director of the Center for Media & Democracy. He and Rampton write and edit the quarterly PR Watch. Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber are the bestselling authors of Weapons of Mass Deception, Toxic Sludge Is Good for You!, Banana Republicans, and Trust Us, We're Experts! Stauber is the founder and director of the Center for Media & Democracy. He and Rampton write and edit the quarterly PR Watch.show more

Table of contents

TABLE OF CONTENTSACKNOWLEDGMENTSINTRODUCTION: Liberation DayCHAPTER 1: Branding AmericaCHAPTER 2: War Is SellCHAPTER 3: True LiesCHAPTER 4: DoublespeakCHAPTER 5: The Uses of FearCHAPTER 6: The Air WarCHAPTER 7: As Others See UsINDEXshow more

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