We also have a cultural phenomenon: the emergence of a global culture, or of cultural globalization.
Peter L. Berger
The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization.
Instead of saying that globalization is a fact, that it's inevitable, we've also got to demonstrate that while the growing interdependence of the world economy is indeed a fact, it's not uncontrollable.
It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
We must create a kind of globalization that works for everyone... and not just for a few.
Contagion has become very much a phenomenon, and it's a phenomenon of globalization.
The problem with capitalism is that it best rewards the worst part of us: the ruthless, competitive, conniving, opportunistic, acquisitive drives, giving little reward and often much punishment--or at least much handicap--to honesty, compassion, fair play, many forms of hard work, love of justice, and a concern for those in need.
Contrary to the received wisdom, global markets are not unregulated. They are regulated to produce inequality.
There is a growing consensus that Globalization must now be reshaped to reflect values broader than simply the freedom of capital.
Globalization is a policy, not an act of God
Globalization is a strategy of liberalization that becomes an economic nightmare for the poor
One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.
The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: You liberate a city by destroying it. Words are used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
The intelligent, like the unintelligent, are responsive to propaganda.
Henry Louis Mencken
See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.
George W. Bush
Propaganda has a bad name, but its root meaning is simply to disseminate through a medium, and all writing therefore is propaganda for something. It's a seeding of the self in the consciousness of others.
It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.
John Boyd Orr
It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
One of the most horrible features of war is that all the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true.
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