Rutherford, Ward.


1st ed., 1978. 192 pp., profusely illustrated with cold., + b&w photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 30 x 22cm. FINE. Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment, refined the use of what he called the Big Lie to a fine art. Democracy was portrayed as evil, dictatorship as good. Books which did not conform with Nazi ideology were burned; radio broadcasts were made with the intention of cowing the German populace and frightening the peoples of the world. In films, magazines, posters, rallies and speeches by Hitler and his followers, Goebbels developed a propaganda mechanism that has been copied by dozens of dictators since but never equalled in its cynicism and fury. Hitler's Propaganda Machine is portrayed vividly and dramatically through the use of hundreds of photographs and posters as well as original magazines and newspapers of the Nazi era.

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