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A collection of his essays (several of them previously unpublished) on corporate propaganda were published "Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Propaganda in the U.S. and Australia" (University of New South Wales Press). This book was reissued in 1997 by University of Illinois Press under the title "Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Li ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 240 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by University of Illinois Press (first published January 1st 1995)
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Explains how companies conduct feedback sessions with small groups of employees to give the impression that they are involving them democratically in the way the company is run - a key element in union-busting.
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a brief but excellent review of early-20th century politics in america as it pertains to creating an 'illusion' of true democracy among the masses...doubtful, you say? give it a chance...
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Nov 22, 2007 John rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Every college freshman should read chapters 3 & 5.
Chapters 9 (The Human Relations Approach) & 11 (The Hawthorne Studies) are intersting too.
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Alexander Edward Carey was an Australian writer and social psychologist who pioneered the study of corporate propaganda. In his earlier life he had been a sheep farmer in Western Australia.

From 1958 until his death, he was a lecturer in psychology at the University of New South Wales. The main subjects of his lectures and research were industrial psychology, and industrial relations. He was promin
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“It is arguable that the success of business propaganda in persuading us, for so long, that we are free from propaganda is one of the most significant propaganda achievements of the twentieth century.” 2 likes
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