Propaganda - the Medium is Never the Message!
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What is Propaganda? It is a public action or display of doctrines, ideas, arguments, facts or allegations spread by deliberate effort through any medium of communication in order to influence others, to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause. In its Latin derivation, the word means "to propagate" or "to sow". The focus of this colourful exhibit in the Jordan Library Special Collections is on our collection of posters and broadsides, supplemented by related books, music and other research resources. The display includes sections on the following regimes: Revolutionary France Nazi Germany Chinese Cultural Revolution Bolshevik Revolution in Russia There are also sections on World War propaganda and different types of media.