#24 – Propaganda by Jacques Ellul (My 100 Favorite Books)

Jacques Ellul was a brilliant thinker, writing in both sociology (The Technological Society) and theology (The Presence of the Kingdom).  His works are not fun to read, if anything, they nearly leave you hopeless.  Some writers will paint a dark picture of the world and then end on a hopeful note, listing what we can…

Seeing the Propaganda and Breaking Out of the Echo Chamber

Most of us spend time with people who think like we do and we read or watch news that affirms our understanding of things.  This is called living in an echo chamber.  It gets to the point that we feel unable to relate to the other side, because the other side is a mystery.  After…