Yves Engler Launches A Propaganda System
Join OPIRG Guelph, CFRU 93.3FM Community Radio, and the Guelph Young Communist League on Thursday, October 20, 5:30 PM, in Room 227, the MacKinnon Building, University of Guelph, for a discussion with Yves Engler on his new book A Propaganda System.
A Propaganda System: How Canada’s Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation reveals why most Canadians believe their country is a force for good in the world, despite a long history of supporting empire, racism and exploitation. The book details the vast sums Global Affairs Canada, Veterans Affairs and the Department of National Defence spend articulating a one-sided version of Canada’s foreign policy. With the largest PR machine in the country, the Canadian Forces promotes its worldview through a history department, university, journals, war commemorations, think tanks, academic programs and hundreds of public relations officers.
A Propaganda System traces the long history of government information control during war, including formal censorship, as well as extreme media bias on topics ranging from Haiti to Palestine, investment agreements to the mining industry. The book also details the corporate elite’s funding for university programs and think tanks.
Yves Engler is the author of nine books and hundreds of articles.