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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
All over the world thousands upon thousands of men and women pass their whole lives denouncing, instructing, commanding, cajoling, imploring their fellows. With what results? One finds it rather hard…
Selling the story of disinformation
My first reaction upon seeing what was supposedly a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing what was alleged to be a mine from the broken hull of what we were…
The art of persuasion in the age of Trump
In a democratic state any propagandist will have rivals competing with him for the support of the public. In totalitarian states there is no liberty of expression for writers and…
My summer as a military propagandist in Iraq
From a complaint filed in Texas in December by Mark Oberholtzer, the owner of Mark-1 Plumbing, against Charlie Thomas Ford, a car dealer. Read More
From a mathematics textbook for children between six and twelve years old, published by the Islamic State’s ministry of education. The Islamic State distributed copies of the textbook to schools…
Sample problems from a mathematics textbook for children between six and twelve years old, published by the Islamic State’s ministry of education.
From a recently declassified article, written by an author whose name was redacted, published in the winter 1986 issue of Studies in Intelligence, the in-house journal of the CIA.
From a 2014 internal report by the Internet Research Agency, a company based in St. Petersburg, Russia, that generates anti-American propaganda. The agency hired dozens of people to leave comments…