Monthly Archives: February 2015

Novel Discussion Board #1: 1984

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In 1984, Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth, which in actual truth isa kind of “Ministry of propaganda,” since “truth” is merely a manufactured item. What is the Party’s purpose of propaganda? What are some moral objections to the use of propaganda? How did the Nazis use propaganda? What were they trying to achieve? How did the Soviet Communists use propaganda? And,what were they trying to achieve? Then, identify and explain one significant use of propaganda in our country today. Consider advertising, political sloganeering, mass media, etc. Be specific. Give details from the novel and history and current events.