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Napoleon Invented Modern
Idea Of Public Relations

Investor´s Business Daily, by Monica Showalter

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 8/7/2013 7:20:38 PM

Unlike any leader before him, Napoleon Bonaparte engineered his rise to power, almost out of nowhere, not only through military prowess — but also through his mastery of propaganda to stir the public. "What strikes one almost immediately is the depth to which Bonaparte understood the art of propaganda and the degree to which he was personally involved in its creation," wrote historian Wayne Hanley in "The Genesis of Napoleonic Propaganda, 1796-1799." That´s what led to Napoleon — almost a foreigner — to reach the heights of power and secure a legend for himself that lives to this day.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/7/2013 10:10:55 PM     (No. 9463555)

This is pure bunk.

Lots of cunning, rapacious leaders used PR and propaganda to advance their power and careers - - long before the world ever heard of this little Italian from Corsica.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/8/2013 5:21:34 AM     (No. 9463777)

Being short still gives people a complex.

None of the historically corrupt people like Napoleon,Hitler,Stalin or Mao can even touch Obama´s propaganda machine. For example climate change is a fully accepted concept by the Weather Channel now.Obama has mouthpieces all over the place which prop him up.Propaganda is a brainwashing tool which has been greatly enhanced by the internet.Not to mention herding 100´s of thousands through colleges.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PageTurner, 8/8/2013 7:43:17 PM     (No. 9465060)

Logos, hipster art, putting down one´s predecessors, every other word ´I´ - who does that remind me of?


Hmmmm...

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