A Propaganda System: How Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation
Noted Montreal-based author and Foreign Policy critic Yves Engler released his latest book!
A Propaganda System — How Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation
A Propaganda System 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.
Written for ordinary Canadians interested in the structures impeding understanding of this country’s role in the world, the book should be of interest to journalists curious about the institutions seeking to “spin” them, development workers dependent on government funds and academics interested in the foreign-policy establishment’s influence on campus.
For more details and updates, please visit yvesengler.com
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Book Launch Tour
Tuesday, October 11, 7 pm
Concordia University, School of Community and Public Affairs
Wednesday, October 13, 6 pm
University of Ottawa
85 University, UCU 215D,
Monday, October 17, 5 pm
Concordia University, Hall Building
Wednesday, October 19, 7 pm
New Vision United Church 24 Main Street West
Thursday, October 20 12:30
L8S 4S4, McMaster University Student Centre MUSC 230
Thursday, October 20, 5:30
University of Guelph
Friday, October 21, 7 pm
Monday, October 24, 2 p.m.
University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, October 25, 7 p.m.
University of Windsor
Wednesday, October 26, 7 pm
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) Room 2-190 (SW corner of 87 Ave & 114 St, U of A Campus)
Thursday, October 27, 7 p.m.
Unitarian Church of Calgary 1703 – 1 Street NW
Tuesday, November 1, TBA
Wednesday, November 2, 7 PM – 9 PM
The Hive at the University of Winnipeg
Thursday, November 3, TBA
Friday, November 4, TBA
Saturday, November 5, TBA
Sunday, November 6, TBA
Monday, November 7, TBA
Wednesday, November 9, TBA
Monday, November 14, 7 p.m.
SFU Harbour Centre, room 1415
Tuesday, November 15, TBA
Wednesday Nov.16, TBA
Powell River, TBA
Saturday, November 19, TBA
World Peace Teach in
Tuesday, November 22, TBA