Propaganda primer for post-War on Terror America

September 09, 2016

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Scene from Nina Khrushcheva's New School office

A Dick Cheney mask and other items at Nina Khrushcheva's New School office.


Mary Kay Magistad

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Propaganda, American style: A Khrushchev's perspective

Many Americans might think propaganda is something that happens elsewhere, but in the War on Terror, Nina Khrushcheva saw and heard tropes familiar to her, having grown up in the Soviet Union as the great-granddaughter of former leader Nikita Khrushchev. Now a US citizen and New School professor in New York, she teaches propaganda, and hopes more Americans will become more propaganda-literate. She shares some ideas on where to start.