Even our history is riddled with propaganda, while reading a textbook a young aspiring student would be clueless as to what was propaganda and what wasn’t.
However, unlike the typical anti-war novel, Catch-22 doesn’t focus on the most dismal aspects of war; Heller masterfully crafts an effective satirical style of addressing war.
Editor's note - The many parallels between 1924 Germany and present-day United States are cause for concern. Though the U.S. has not yet reached the depths to which Germany descended in that era, few can look at the constant depreciation of the dollar since the early 1970's and fail to be alarmed. It seems contemporary America differs from 1924 Germany only in the duration between cause and effect. While the German experience was compressed over a few short years, the effects of the American inflation have been more drawn out.
After the bombing at Pearl Harbor, propaganda became more successful and the focus shifted, as propagandists tried to convince Americans they had no choice but to enter the war, since it was now on American soil....
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Adolph Hitler, dominant leader of the Nazis, utilized propaganda, such as speeches, newspapers, radios, posters, and the cinema, in order to gain support for the extermination of the Jewish community in Germany....
Propaganda is simply a biased point of view....
Millions of middle-class Germans--normally the mainstay of a republic--were ruined by the inflation. They became receptive to rabid right wing propaganda and formed a fertile soil for Hitler. Workers who had suffered through the inflation turned, in many cases, to the Communists. The biggest beneficiaries of this enormous redistribution of wealth were feudalistic industrial leaders who distrusted the democracy and who proved willing to deal with Hitler, thinking that they could control him. The democratic parties and the labor unions lost their capital and were weakened. The liberal democratic regime was discredited.
Another way countries around the world use propaganda is in wartime.
Our thesis is simple: The inflation was caused by the government issuing a flood of new money, causing prices to rise. Then, as the inflation gained momentum, events seemed to demand the printing of larger and larger issues of currency. To half the process would have taken political courage, and this was lacking. As usual, the true facts were hidden behind a barrage of excuses, explanations and propaganda laying blame on everyone except the true culprit.