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Propaganda is the systemic use of language with the intent to brainwash rather than to persuade. Deceptive communication designed to mislead the masses is commonplace in the Information Age. Dr Robert Walsh of Sisseton Wahpeton College in South Dakota recently examined how propagandists bend language for mass deception. He argued that what makes propaganda insidious is a vestige of our prehistoric past – the Neolithic or Tribal Mind.


Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘An Inquisition for Propaganda and Mass Deception: Deposing the Neolithic Mind’ in Frontiers in Communication.


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