'A Propaganda System' book launch with Yves Engler

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 00:00 to 02:00

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.

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.

7 PM
Tuesday, November 22 2016
Octopus Books
@25One Community
251 Bank St. 2nd floor

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“Engler documents the links between corporations, government, media and academia, when it comes to establishing and maintaining Canada’s brutal foreign policy. The actual policy he documents will shock Canadians.” — James Winter, Professor, Communications, Media & Film, University of Windsor

“Engler’s engagingly-written book highlights the dark sides of Canada’s real involvement in the world. A Propaganda System provides a needed counterbalance to conventional wisdom.” — Robert Hackett, Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University

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