A Propaganda System
Yves Engler discusses his new book, "A Propaganda System — How Governments, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation," which is coming to Hamilton on October 19th.
Book launch in Hamilton:
Wednesday, October 19, 7 pm
New Vision United Church 24 Main Street West
A Propaganda System — How Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation — Fall 2016
A Propaganda System reveals why most Canadians believe their country is a force for good in the world, despite a long history of supporting empire, racism and exploitation. The book details the vast sums Global Affairs Canada, Veterans Affairs and the Department of National Defence spend articulating a one-sided version of Canada’s foreign policy.
With the largest PR machine in the country, the Canadian Forces promotes its worldview through a history department, university, journals, war commemorations, think tanks, academic programs and hundreds of public relations officers. A Propaganda System traces the long history of government information control during war, including formal censorship, as well as extreme media bias on topics ranging from Haiti to Palestine, investment agreements to the mining industry.
The book also details the corporate elite’s funding for university programs and think tanks. Written for ordinary Canadians interested in the structures impeding understanding of this country’s role in the world, the book should be of interest to journalists curious about the institutions seeking to “spin” them, development workers dependent on government funds and academics interested in the foreign-policy establishment’s influence on campus.
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