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A peek at the past, present and future implications of our consumer culture
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▶ Edward Bernays: PR, Propaganda - TheBlazeTV - REAL HISTORY - YouTube

American Marxists' Propaganda master, and his impact on America. This brief video clip has been uploaded, and is being used, for non-profit, educational use,...
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10 Terrible Vintage PSAs That Should Stay in the Past

10 Terrible Vintage PSAs That Should Stay in the Past | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
After watching these awful PSAs from the 1950s, you'll be happy those days are long gone.
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Keep Your Mouth Shut WWII propaganda Norman McLaren- NFB.ca blog

Keep Your Mouth Shut WWII propaganda Norman McLaren- NFB.ca blog | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Discover Keep Your Mouth Shut (1944), a surreal and macabre invitation to shush your mouth, courtesy of Norman McLaren.
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1968 Nixon Campaign Commercial - Vietnam War

In the 1968 presidential campaign, Nixon played on american's fears of change, unrest, and war. This Vietnam War ad is a perfect example of the tone of his 1968 campaign

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Video | Propaganda Then and Now | Link TV

Video | Propaganda Then and Now | Link TV | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
This panel, which took place at the New York Public Library, features three journalists and scholars - Konstanty Gebert, Masha Gessen and Jack Miles - who are joined by philanthropist George Soros, and moderator Orville Schell.
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Keep Your Mouth Shut: McLaren’s 1944 “Stop Snitching” Film | NFB.ca blog

Keep Your Mouth Shut: McLaren’s 1944 “Stop Snitching” Film | NFB.ca blog | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

"I'm the guy who hears what you say, and passes it on.."

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Three Little Pigs - American WWII Propaganda 1942

'Blitz Wolf' is an MGM cartoon directed by Tex Avery in 1942. It juxtaposes the Second World War with the famous tale of the three little pigs. Hitler is depicted as the wolf, and other Western powers as three little pigs .

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Fears in the 50s Duck And Cover (1951) Bert The Turtle Civil Defense Film

Duck and Cover 1951 Civil Defense Film with Bert the Turtle...
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Powers of Persuasion Poster Art from WWII

Powers of Persuasion Poster Art from WWII | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
This online exhibit features 11 posters and 1 sound file from a more extensive exhibit that was presented in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, from May 1994 to February 1995.
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How a Clean, Tidy Home Can Help You Survive the Atomic Bomb: A Cold War Film from 1954

How a Clean, Tidy Home Can Help You Survive the Atomic Bomb: A Cold War Film from 1954 | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Last week, we revisited some Cold War propaganda that taught upstanding American citizens How to Spot a Communist Using Literary Criticism. It's a gem, but it has nothing on the 1954 film, The House in the Middle.
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well, there goes my house

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Reason & Emotion: Pseudoscience Meets Gender Stereotypes in 1943 Disney Wartime Propaganda

Reason & Emotion: Pseudoscience Meets Gender Stereotypes in 1943 Disney Wartime Propaganda | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
What resisting a double fudge sundae has to do with Freud and defeating the Nazis.

Whether we call it "rationality vs. intuition," as Alb
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"may we borrow your pretty little head"

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American Government Propaganda is Not Actually Propaganda, Says Government Official

American Government Propaganda is Not Actually Propaganda, Says Government Official | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Congress has worse ratings than cockroaches, Genghis Khan, and Nickelback. More than half of Americans think that the country is heading in the wrong direction. Over half of Americans think of Edward Snowden as a whistle-blower rather than a traitor.
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The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair (1939) / Historic Film / Video

The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair (1939) Creative Commons license: Public Domain 1939, sound, 55 min, Technicolor, 35mm. 

"This drama illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life. The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair pits an anti-capitalist bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who believes in improving society by working through corporations. The Middletons experience Westinghouse's technological marvels at the Fair and win back their daughter from her leftist boyfriend. Memorable moments: the dishwashing contest between Mrs. Modern and Mrs. Drudge; Electro, the smoking robot; and the Westinghouse time capsule. Production Company: Audio Productions Inc. Creative Commons license: Public Domain"

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WarMuseum.ca - Canadian Wartime Propaganda - Second World War

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Canadian Wartime Propaganda - The posters and photographs in this exhibition demonstrate how words and images were used in Canada in the service of war between 1914 and 1945.
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