Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access ...code or dust jacket.Read moreShow Less
0805074031 Has moderate shelf and/or corner wear. Great used condition. We are a tested and proven company with over 900,000 satisfied customers since 1997. We ship daily M-F. ...Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders.Read moreShow Less
Americans create 57% of the world's advertising while representing only 6% of its population; half of our waking hours are spent immersed in the mass media. Persuasion has always been integral to the democratic process, but increasingly, thoughtful discussion is being replaced with simplistic soundbites and manipulative messages.
Drawing on the history of propaganda as well as on contemporary research in social psychology, Age of Propaganda shows how the tactics used by political campaigners, sales agents, advertisers, televangelists, demagogues, and others often take advantage of our emotions by appealing to our deepest fears and most irrational hopes, creating a distorted vision of the world we live in.
This revised and updated edition includes coverage of the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, recent election campaigns, talk radio, teen suicide, U.F.O. abductions, the Columbine shootings, and novel propaganda tactics based on hypocrisy and false allegations.
"We're all headed for an 'ignorance spiral' if we don't stop American standards of persuasion from deteriorating . . . Don't be part of the problem. Read the book."—Philadelphia Inquirer
"A brilliant tour-de-force . . . about the most pervasive cultural phenomena of our time."—George Gerbner, Dean Emeritus of the Annenberg School of Communication
"The authors . . . inform, provoke, and occasionally shock the reader about the ways in which our beliefs, preferences, and choices are constantly influenced."—Mahzarin Banaji, Yale University
"After reading this book, I have begun to doubt that I ever had much control over how I have been influenced by media hype and clever half-truths."—James Randi, debunker of psychic fraud and author of Flim-Flam and The Mask of Nostradamus
"I could easily list ten reasons why you should read this book, but your boss and colleagues will probably tell you more about it at the office tomorrow—or worse, your competitors will show you next week."—Peter H. Farquhar, Center for Product Research, Carnegie-Mellon University
"A gold mine of valuable information and insights into the persuasion process."—Robert B. Cialdini, Arizona State University, and author of Influence
"A people's guide to baloney-detecting."—Seattle Times