Propaganda often summons to mind caricatured images of evil fascist dictators from the Cold War era spreading carefully tailored deceits to the populace, but Jack Nolan's propaganda talk recognizes that the form of spun communication is just as common in modern democratic countries as it was in the mid-19th century — if not more so. Regardless of one's opinion on the political events of the past year or so, groups on both ends of the spectrum have spread information that is qualitatively indistinguishable from propaganda, not to mention the recent phenomenon of fake news.
Nolan previously served as a US military propagandist, so he's uniquely suited to teaching people how to defend their minds against it. Such lessons are incredibly important, as the same strategies used by the aforementioned fascist regimes have only gained more traction and span thanks to the extensive connectivity of the internet.
Defending Against Propaganda
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