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Released 2010
Episode 518
Writer Scott Noble
Director Scott Noble
Contributors Sharon Beder, Noam Chomsky, Michael Parenti, John Stauber and others
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The film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the “elitist theory of democracy” and the relationship between war, propaganda and class... This is not a high budget affair, but was financed via a blue collar job, and is being released online for free. The interviews contained within are original and were conducted by proxy.

Although Psywar does not explore 9/11 or false flag operations, it is certainly relevant to these issues, as 9/11 was perhaps the greatest exercise in psychological warfare ever conceived. I intend to deal with the 911 and the war on terror in subsequent entries. A few notable 9/11 truth scholars do appear discussing related subjects, including Peter Phillips and Graeme MacQueen.

This film is designed both as an introduction to the concept of psychological warfare by governments against their citizens, and as an exploration of certain dominant themes in American propaganda. Significant time is also devoted to different conceptions of "democracy" as theorized by figures like Walter Lippmann, Edward Bernays and ultimately the founding fathers of the United States itself.


"A deep, richly illustrated study of the nature and history of propaganda, featuring some of the world's most insightful critics". - Mark Achbar; Film director; 'Manufacturing Consent', 'The Corporation'

"Psywar exposes the propaganda system, providing crucial background and insight into the control of information and thought." - Kim Petersen, Dissident Voice

"An Important work" - Russ Baker, Journalist, Author "Family of Secrets"

"Must See" - Tom Feeley, Information Clearing House

"Encyclopedic and riveting" - Stephen Marshall, Guerrilla News Network

"Truly excellent" - William Blum, journalist, Author 'Killing Hope'

"A Lucid and insightful study of the manipulation of public consciousness...Take heed." - Michael Yates, Associate Editor, Monthly Review

"If it is your desire to understand how we are manipulated into believing the things we do -- watch this film. Every American should see it...for the sake of our future." - Timothy Gatto, former Chairman, Liberal Party of America


  • Sharon Beder – Consumerism: an Historical Perspective
  • Noam Chomsky – What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream
  • Darwinia – WWI Propaganda
  • Stuart Ewen – Captains of Consciousness: Advertising and the Social Roots of the Consumer Culture
  • Donald Lazere – American media and mass culture
  • Allen Lutins – An Eclectic list of Events in US Labor History
  • Stephen Millies – The Ludlow Massacre and the Birth of Company Unions
  • Michael Parenti – Super-Patriotism
  • Christopher Simpson – The Science of Coercion
  • Sharon Smith – Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States
  • Nancy Snow – Propaganda, Inc., Selling America's Culture to the World
  • John Stauber & Sheldon Rampton – Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq ; Toxic Sludge is Good For You
  • Larry Tye – The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays & The Birth of PR