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[[ READ EPUB ]] ⇘ The Idea of Propaganda: A Reconstruction ⇝ To understand properly the use of propaganda, it is necessary to move beyond the conventional, largely descriptive treatments that have been the scholarly norm, and to move deeply into a sustained theoretical analysis of the concept in terms of its primary cognitive and ethical deficits Through a sequential consideration of the epistemology, ethics, and metaphysics of propaganda that is, one that emerges from a historical review of theories and definitions of the subject author Stanley B Cunningham provides a radical new window on a much discussed discipline He aims to secure a concept of propaganda that reflects the complexity and sophistication of contemporary mass persuasion practices, while avoiding the trivializations and cliches that mark much of propaganda scholarshipUtilizing an assortment of philosophical analyses and arguments, Cunningham contends that the culture of propaganda is primarily and originally rooted in a wide range of epistemological disservices that, indeed, propaganda is neither ethically neutral nor indeterminate, and that its lack of ethics constitutes part of its very definition Eschewing the methodology of social science, this radical study represents the first ever systematic and philosophically structured approach in theyear history of propaganda analysis