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The Birth of Propaganda

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United States

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Literature

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English


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Podiobooks Outro via Patrick McLean

3/28/2008
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Duration: 00:00:17


Episode 05 Scientists of manipulation

3/28/2008
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As scientists of manipulation / Come to have better comprehension, / The dictators of the future / Will learn to work their magic better; / And the living spirit we celebrate here / Will become as a dead letter.

Duration: 00:06:25


Episode 04 All this is an easy recourseÉ

3/28/2008
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All this is an easy recourse / In technology and science. / It becomes much more difficult / In politics, religion, ethics, and art. / Here the facts may elude the heart. / As for the meaning of the facts, / That may be at war with our acts, / And may depend on prejudice, / That paramorph system of ideas, / And terms, which many may choose / To interpret in different ways...

Duration: 00:04:27


Episode 03 In the light of this historyÉ

3/28/2008
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In the light of this history / Would it not be foolish to say / "This sort of thing cannot happen"? / It can happen; it is certain. / In the immediate future / The punitions of state power / Extenuate to something more:/ Reinforcements, fabrications, / Inducements, and manipulations, / Fostering more willing compliance...

Duration: 00:05:23


Episode 02 They that have risen...

3/28/2008
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They that have risen instantly / From under brutish tyranny, / Breaking the shackle of a despot / Like a twig under the foot, / Or basking like puppies at play / In the unfamiliar display / Of political independence, / Are said to have had a fair chance / Of contriving right governance / And democratic institutions. / But, for many cogent reasons, / They may not want such a fair chance...

Duration: 00:04:53


Episode 01 Tradition

3/28/2008
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Tradition from all times, before / Our first countrymen settled here, / Proclaimed that we human creatures, / However several our ways, / In public life, or families, / Could not be pent from violence, / Nor bent to know forms of justice, / Without the prodding of some stick / Wielded by the authorities: / Who could dispense pain, more or less...

Duration: 00:04:12