Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Covid-19 Concoction: A Recipe for Successful Psychological Operations

Abstract: When viewed as a war story, the COVID-19 narrative framed in corporate media urges citizens to be on a constant “war footing” and...

Deafening Silences: propaganda through censorship, smearing and coercion

(Also published at pandata.org.)Since the start of the COVID event, authorities around the world have sought to implement quite extraordinary policies including the so-called...

From Insulin to mRNA Therapy: 100 Years of Progress and Regress in Medical Science

The 2021-22 period marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto. In October 2021, the University of Toronto...

Between Administration and Society: Camus, Plagues, and Coronavirus

Abstract: This article examines the relevance of Albert Camus’s novel, The Plague, for understanding the rationales and actions taken by state actors in the CoVid-19 crisis. Because...

The Serpent and the Staff: Symbols of Safety and Security in the Propaganda of...

Introduction Understanding the bizarre social and economic transformations afoot in the world today requires a considerably wider view of history than is presented in contemporary...

The Covid-19 Pandemic: Destroying Human Bonds and Health as Central to a Larger Agenda

As of this writing, the world approaches the second anniversary of the declared Covid-19 pandemic. In these two years, we have collectively experienced what...

What we don’t know is killing us: The urgency of propaganda study under COVID

For those of us who study propaganda critically, and seek to do this all-important work as public intellectuals, these last two years have been...

‘Never Let a Good Crisis go to Waste’: Understanding Propaganda and COVID

It’s been two years since COVID-19 became a dominant and all-consuming issue . Now there are signs we are witnessing the unravelling of some...