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Propaganda: Election vs Inauguration

When we think of propaganda we might only think of old war-time posters and political cartoons, but propaganda is still very prevalent in many contemporary ways that we might not consider. I think propaganda, good and bad, still has a… Continue Reading →

Propaganda: War, Patriotism, and Terror

Propaganda has been around since Ancient Greece, but gained popularity around the start of World War I. Propaganda is material intended to promote a particular point of view, most often based on misleading or biased information. The use of propaganda… Continue Reading →

Propaganda: Hitler and Trump

  At first glance, the two images I have selected may not look like they have much in common. Once you realize what the image on the left says, and from what time period, the similarities are astounding. On the… Continue Reading →

Propaganda and Us

Propaganda impacts our minds a lot today. I think propaganda has a way of slowly affecting the intended audience with repetition. In today’s society where the internet rules the world, it is a time for Propaganda to thrive. There is… Continue Reading →

Propaganda Creating the “Other”

In the older poster of propaganda, it shows a snake with a Japanese person’s face with a snake tongue. The poster also tells of how these people or snakes backstab. The poster also makes the Japanese person’s face look threatening… Continue Reading →

Democracy and Propaganda

  In the posters shown, the change propaganda tactics appears to be based on a how the audience is told to show their support. Immediately I see and understand the World War II poster, I understand the phrase meaning to… Continue Reading →

Military Propaganda: Then and Now

Propaganda surrounds us every day in ways we would least expect it. From social media outlets to advertising on the television we are constantly confronted with many images of propaganda that are attempting to convey specific messages. When I think of… Continue Reading →

Immigration Propaganda

This historic image was shown in a humor magazine in 1903 – “The High Tide of Immigration.”  You will notice that, Uncle Sam, is hanging onto the cliff as immigrants are floating offshore. This image clearly portrays immigrants as symbols… Continue Reading →

Why HGS Matters for Artists

Artists have a unique freedom to be able to create whatever they want in order to communicate their intended message(s). It is with this freedom artists can not only raise awareness about the impacts and affects of genocides, but they… Continue Reading →

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