- Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
- Co-published with: RED Publishing
- ISBN: 9781552669464
- Price: $19.95 CAD
- Publication Date: Oct 2016
- Rights: World
- Pages: 240
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How Canada’s Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War
The latest book from renowned author Yves Engler reveals why most Canadians believe their country is a force for good in the world, despite a long history of supporting empire, racism and exploitation.
In A Propaganda System, Engler details the vast sums Global Affairs Canada, Veterans Affairs and the Department of National Defence spend on promoting a one-sided version of Canada’s foreign policy, which ignores the unsavoury history.
Engler traces the history of the Canadian government’s information control during wartime and peacetime, which includes outright censorship and extreme media bias on topics such as Haiti, Palestine and the mining industry. In addition, Engler details how the corporate elite advance their agenda by funding university programs and think tanks.
- Canada’s Largest PR Machine — The Military • Military Institutes and Think Tanks
- The Academic Connection
- ‘Arms-Length” Institutions
- Owning the Media
- Case Studies — Propaganda During War
About the Author
Former Vice President of the Concordia Student Union, Yves Engler is a Montréal activist and author. He is the author of The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy; Playing Left Wing: From Rink Rat to Student Radical; and (with Anthony Fenton) Canada in Haiti: Waging War on The Poor Majority.
”Yves became a foreign-policy expert by working as a night doorman in Montreal...He’s in the mould of I. F. Stone, who wasted no time with politicians, who all have an agenda, but went instead straight to the public record.”
- Rick Salutin, Globe and Mail