Month October 2018

Not Me! How Familiarity Breeds Contempt

A poster that I got from the Holocaust Museum at 14 says it best: “It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act.” Tenzin Gyatso asserted this in the fourteenth Dalai Lama in 1992 and it still rings true… Continue Reading →

Propaganda and Eugenics

The first image above is a 1920s poster encouraging the practice of eugenics, while the image below is a billboard for…well, it’s pretty clear what the image on the right is for.  Rick Tyler, a Tennessee resident running for the… Continue Reading →

Contemporary Propaganda Reflections

Propaganda is what ravages genocides. The spew of information provides a slew of uninterrupted knowledge, that infiltrates unbeknownst minds. Propaganda is the unsolicited information from political parties’ viewpoints. Forms of propaganda have been shown, in history, to have been relics… Continue Reading →

Propaganda in a Technological Age

We live in a technological age, where everything comes to us faster than we can comprehend and so easy to access, that we get over saturated with information and images. The question though is what are we seeing/hearing and is… Continue Reading →

Why HGS Matters in History and Jewish Studies

As I plan to go onto rabbinical school after I finish my history undergraduate degree, Holocaust and Genocide studies plays a vital role in understanding the world and Judaism today. Having been one of the most horrific displays of inhumanity… Continue Reading →

Propaganda and the States

This civil war era pamphlet is a form of propaganda used in the Confederate States of America. To adorn the cover of the pamphelt, the U.C.S.A uses the depiction of the perfect southern man, dressed in a soldiers uniform, wielding… Continue Reading →

Propaganda: Nazi State and Make America Great Again

Propaganda can be defined as information that is biased or misleading, used to promote or publicize a particular cause or point of view. Propaganda posters were very popular in the past, used to convey the thoughts and opinions of the… Continue Reading →

Propaganda and War Efforts

The year is 1943. With two years of the war left, Americans are enduringly waiting for their soilders to return back to the homefront. Women are eagerly entering the workforce, despite their “second shifts” that they must face when they… Continue Reading →

Pilgrim Propaganda

  Propaganda is an image that is used to persuade readers to get involved in a particular movement. When people think of propaganda, they often think of war efforts, however, a particular piece of propaganda that really gets my attention… Continue Reading →

Propaganda and Political Influence

The historic propaganda image I chose was from World War II, it shows a young boy wearing a Nazi hat with war going on in the background. This piece of propaganda was to scare the American people into buying war… Continue Reading →

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