Essay & Op-Ed Archive: Propaganda

Anti George Soros sentiment graffiti in Resen Macedonia 2018

Mail bombs: Hate speech can have consequences

Anyone who wonders about the link between hateful threats and actual violence was given something serious and grave to think about this week. Authorities found several pipe bombs delivered to …

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Kellyanne Conway addressing the March for Life

How to push back against Trump’s propaganda machine

Earlier this week, President Trump gave an interview to two correspondents at the Hill. The interviewers served him softball questions and plenty of adulation. His claim that his attacks on the FBI could one …

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President Donald J. Trump addresses the nation on the South Asia strategy

Trump’s ‘trial balloons’ test our commitment to freedom

How does a democratic political culture turn into something more authoritarian? How do leaders persuade people to accept their repressive agendas, scapegoat targeted groups and disrespect democratic norms? In the …

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Milo Yiannopoulos

How Trump made hatred profitable for Milo Yiannopoulos

“America’s favorite mischievous gay conservative,” is how publisher Simon & Schuster bills its newest high-profile author, Milo Yiannopoulos. The news that the Breitbart senior editor had received a reported $250,000 …

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How to deal with Trump’s tweets

It sounds like something out of a political thriller. A union leader calls out a politician for lying about the number of jobs he is saving with a deal. The …

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Donald Trump 2016 RNC speech

Donald Trump’s rigged election is GOP’s latest headache

It might seem as though Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is moving further away from the party that nominated him. Since he declared himself “unshackled” he’s escalated his maverick rhetoric, …

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