propaganda

Definitions

  • Another letter connecting Gissibl with a German propaganda agency
    Another letter connecting Gissibl with a German propaganda agency
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n propaganda information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Propaganda (R. C. Ch) A congregation of cardinals, established in 1622, charged with the management of missions.
    • Propaganda Hence, any organization or plan for spreading a particular doctrine or a system of principles.
    • Propaganda (R. C. Ch) The college of the Propaganda, instituted by Urban VIII. (1623-1644) to educate priests for missions in all parts of the world.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n propaganda A committee of cardinals (Congregation de Propaganda Fide, ‘for propagating the faith’) which has the supervision of foreign missions in the Roman Catholic Church. It was founded by Pope Gregory XV. in 1622. One of its chief instrumentalities is the Propaganda College in Rome. See congregation, 6 , 10.
    • n propaganda Hence Any kind of institution or organization for propagating a new doctrine or system of doctrines, or for proselyting.
    • n propaganda Systematic effort to propagate or win support for a theory or method of action.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Propaganda a committee (congregatio de propaganda fide) at Rome charged with the management of the R.C. missions: any association for the spread of opinions and principles, esp. such as are opposed to the existing government
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Quotations

  • Rita Mae Brown
    Rita Mae Brown
    “Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.”
  • Jean Anouilh
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    “Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.”
  • Francis Cornford
    Francis Cornford
    “Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.”
  • Paul Joseph Goebbels
    Paul Joseph Goebbels
    “We have made the Reich by propaganda.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
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    “Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Abbrev. fr. L. de propaganda fide,: cf. F. propagande,. See Propagate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. propāgāre, -ātum, conn. with pro-pāg-o, a layer.

Usage

In literature:

Five years ago few people realized the intensity and possibilities of Nazi propaganda and organization.
"Secret Armies" by John L. Spivak
At that moment, however, the German propaganda in Russia found itself in an extremely critical state.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
As things are now I often wonder that the miners don't make use of them for propaganda purposes.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 31, 1920" by Various
If the Socialist movement is to succeed in America, it must recognize this fact in its propaganda.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
Hell, I don't have to tell you what your propaganda machines can do.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
He's getting in the propaganda groundwork for it now.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
He knew himself too weak to be able to think of strenuous church-political propaganda any more.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
The "Holy Ghost and Us" movement, with headquarters at Shiloh, Maine, was an outgrowth of the Christian and Missionary Alliance propaganda.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
Then there is the soap-box provender, too, sure of a crowd, offering creed, propaganda, patent medicine, and politics.
"Americans All" by Various
Propaganda and Foreign Conquests.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Complete Linked Table of Contents to the Six Volumes" by Hippolyte A. Taine
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In poetry:

Propaganda,
Gospel spread
With tin shovels,
We are this generation.
"Gospel" by Patrick Kavanagh

In news:

The Art Of Chinese Propaganda.
Chinese Anti-American Propaganda Song Played at State Dinner.
Whether Kathryn Bigelow's new film is propaganda, journalism or a mix of both is up for debate as political columnists and movie critics stage a fierce argument.
Russian propaganda descends on Washington.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke against the proposed national ban on gay "propaganda" in a TV interview with Russian journalists.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke against the proposed national ban on gay "propaganda" in a TV interview with Russian journalists.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke against the proposed national ban on gay " propaganda " in a TV interview with Russian journalists.
10 weird facts, propaganda .
NYPD Seriously Investigating Fake Propaganda Posters That Dare Mock the Police.
(Courtesy of Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center).
The Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center lies buried in an unmarked apartment building off the tree-lined streets of the city's former French Concession.
INTERVIEWS Of Montreal Share ' Propaganda ' Rarity from 'Song Dynasties' Doc.
(Oct 16, 2008) What do you think of when you hear the word " propaganda ".
Nov 9, 2012 (All Things Considered) — A treasure-trove of Mao-era propaganda posters is housed in an unmarked basement museum in Shanghai.
According to the Washington Times 's Kerry Picket, GM is sponsoring a propaganda film produced by the Chinese government.
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In science:

In the discussion following Aarseth’s talk3 , Peebles referred to Aarseth’s plots as “propaganda films” and deemed it “very dangerous to compare them too closely to the real Universe”.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
Section 3 gives some suggestions (propaganda, really) about selecting models appropriate for your application.
A Catalog of Mass Models for Gravitational Lensing
Finally, we remark that many worlds interpretation did not induce strong enthusiasm among the participants (despite very enthusiastic propaganda of this interpretation by L.
Quantum theory: Reconsideration of foundations
Despite our propaganda, and despite the fact that we put it in al l of our proposals and statements, and al l the rest of it — and I certainly did, for the charm programme at Bel le — so the question is what the prospects are for rare charm decays in the rest of the B-factory era, or perhaps for a super-flavor factory.
The future of charm physics: a discussion
Yu-Song, T., Ausloos, M.: Propaganda spreading or running away from frustration effects in Szna jd model, Eur.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
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