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Rape of the Masses: The Psychology of Totalitarian Political Propaganda (Studies in Philosophy, No 40)

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A study by a noted student of Pavlov of the technique of mass political propaganda. The author finds analogies to social psychology and to the psychology of propaganda in the theory of conditioned reflexes. After reviewing the history of the use of propaganda through the ages, he discusses the use and the aims of propaganda in pre-World War II totalitarian states. Extremel ...more
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Published June 1st 1971 by Haskell House Pub Ltd
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Difficult to read. Very insightful. Still very useful and informative; Was suggested as one of the best book on information intelligence you can read to understand the psychological forces at play by one of my teacher at HEC who was former head of french intelligence agency.
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Sergei Stepanovich Chakhotin (Сергей Степанович Чахотин, transliterated also as Tchakhotine, Tchakhotin, Chacotine, Chakotin, Ciacotin) was a Russian biologist, sociologist and social activist. He was one of the first thinkers to describe the effect of propaganda on the psychology of masses and warned against the techniques used by the Nazi Party. He was friends with Einstein and discussed his fea ...more

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