Propaganda: The Art of Deception



Have you ever been tricked into believing something that wasn’t true?  Maybe it was partially true, a half-truth, or an embellished story? Most of us have been victims of a good lie at one time or another. After reading Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451, we learn that as members of a democratic society, we must be discerning consumers of information. Not all sources of information are good and trustworthy. Just as Montag from Fahrenheit 451 learns that he cannot believe everything that he is taught and, in fact, he must learn to think for himself, so must we.

The word “propaganda” is a technical term for ideas or information used to deceive or persuade even the most perceptive and intelligent of people. In this information quest you will learn to spot misleading and one-sided arguments and to think independently so that you don't fall victim to a good lie in the future. 

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