Most of the propaganda books I have read to date have been by a single author – which is one of the reasons why Propaganda, Power and Persuasion: From World War I to Wikileaks was such a nice change of pace.

Academic writing can be a bit dry, but the condensed nature of these chapters, each sharing a short glimpse into different aspects and examples of propaganda up until pretty recently made for a good, engaging read. Overall, every chapter, except one, was well-worth the time, making this a highly recommended reading for those who want a practical introduction into propaganda and how it is changing with the times.

What makes this book great are the different perspectives tackling the subject, including a look at British military doctrine in relation to propaganda by Dr. Kate Utting.

Propaganda, Power and Persuasion: From World War I to Wikileaks is available at Amazon.

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Alicia Wanless

La Generalista is the online identity of Alicia Wanless – a researcher and practitioner of strategic communications for social change in a Digital Age. Alicia researches how we shape — and are shaped — by a changing information space. With more than a decade of experience in researching and analysing the information environment, focusing on propaganda and information warfare, Alicia conducts content and network analysis, and has developed original models for identifying and analysing digital propaganda campaigns. Alicia is currently a PhD Researcher at King’s College exploring alternative frameworks for understanding the information environment.

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