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Title:
The nervous liberals : propaganda anxieties from World War I to the Cold War
Author:
Gary, Brett.
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9780231113649

9780231113656
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New York : Columbia University Press, c1999.
Physical Description:
xii, 323 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Columbia studies in contemporary American history
Series Title:
Columbia studies in contemporary American history
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An exploration of how, following World War I, the social sciences - especially political science and the new field of mass communications - identified propaganda as the object of urgent scientific study. The text traces America's attempts to combat propaganda up to the Cold War.


Table of Contents

1 Dangerous Words and Images: Propaganda's Threat to Democracy
2 Harold D. Lasswell and the Scientific Study of Propaganda
3 Mobilizing for the War on Words: The Rockefeller Foundation, Communication Scholars, and the State
4 Mobilizing the Intellectual Arsenal of Democracy: Archibald MacLeish and the Library of Congress
5 The Justice Department and the Problem of Propaganda
6 Justice at War: Silencing Foreign Agents and Native Fascists