An unemotional, scientific study of Communist propaganda, basing the investigation on one city, Chicago, during the...

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WORLD REVOLUTIONARY PROPAGANDA

An unemotional, scientific study of Communist propaganda, basing the investigation on one city, Chicago, during the depression period, 1930-4. It served as a good proving ground, as a major metropolitan center with diversified industry, lying in an intermediate zone with relation to the Soviet Union. The results indicated that Communist propaganda contributed to the defense against ""subversive"" influences, and to greater security for the unemployed -- a failure, from their angle, due not to lack of skill in strategy, but, perhaps, to the antagonism aroused among those who would not go the whole way and who created discord within the ranks. For the student of social science, however, the value of the book will lie in the dispassionate analysis of the terms, methods, policies, etc. It will serve as a testing standard for examination of Communist propaganda elsewhere, for the findings are based on facts, actual cases, not on theory. Additional value in analysis of a city in crisis.

Pub Date: Feb. 20, 1939

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Publisher: Knopf

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1939