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Art Review: “Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55” (Tate Modern, 8 November – 18 February)

February 2, 2018

  By Natalia de Orellana     Images are repositories of meaning. They are messengers of political ideals, social hopes and human values. Past images come to be read as documents embedded with historical significance, inexorably attesting to the rift between ideology and reality. When graphic designer David King (1943-2016) began to work on the … Continue reading “Art Review: “Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55” (Tate Modern, 8 November – 18 February)”


Debunking pro-Russian propaganda on the web

April 7, 2015

By Malyuta Skuratov: “The real weapon was not the rifle but the megaphone. Being unable to kill your enemy you shouted at him instead.” – George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia  *** Conspiracy theorists of the world, unite! Scraping the bottom of the barrel, Russia has finally managed to re-establish herself as an ideological centre of … Continue reading “Debunking pro-Russian propaganda on the web”


Why is everyone Hitler?

October 1, 2014

By Thomas Colley: Why do so many political leaders seem incapable of analogising undesirable behaviour to anyone other than Hitler and the Nazis? Conflict in Ukraine has seen the protagonists base their propaganda on demonising the other side as ‘Nazis’ and ‘fascists’. David Cameron recently compared the dilemmas of dealing with Putin with those of … Continue reading “Why is everyone Hitler?”


‘There is something of the propagandist in everyone’: A Syrian Perspective

December 13, 2013

As this week sees the 1,000th day of conflict in Syria pass, Muttahir Salim reflects on the role of propaganda in the conflict. The Editor *** ‘There is something of the propagandist in everyone’: A Syrian Perspective by Muttahir Salim “To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire, and where they make … Continue reading “‘There is something of the propagandist in everyone’: A Syrian Perspective”


The lost art of propaganda

October 2, 2013

By Thomas Colley (@ThomasColley) Much has been made of the recently revealed MOD report on how to ‘sell’ war to the British public. Critics have lambasted the MOD for attempting to manipulate the public to support war, evoking memories of Iraq in 2003. Anger was particularly generated by the suggestion that the profile of repatriation … Continue reading “The lost art of propaganda”


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