Propaganda and U.S. Public Relations

Does the United States Government use propaganda for public relations? According to Nancy Snow, associate professor of communications at California State University in Fullerton and adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication, “we’re living in the age of manipulation of rhetorical labels…and losing our ability to lead in the world because we project more of an air of declaration than active listening.” Snow will join us this hour to discuss the modern use of propaganda and her latest book “The Arrogance of American Power: What U.S. Leaders Are Doing Wrong and Why It’s Our Duty to Dissent” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006).