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We Should Pay Attention

The Holocaust did not happen overnight.  It also didn’t happen in a vacuum, and it didn’t happen in ancient times, which we often believe to be characterized by an uncivilized barbarism, and far removed from our modern world.  A recent… Continue Reading →

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 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: 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 →

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