In , Ponsonby ran as a Liberal candidate, unsuccessfully, at the general election but was elected a Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom MP at a by-election in He stood as an "Independent Democrat" in the new Dunfermline Burghs constituency in the general election and was defeated, and joined the Labour Party , becoming the MP for the Brightside Division of Sheffield in the general election. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport after the general election. He was granted a peerage and became Leader of the House of Lords in In , Lord Ponsonby resigned from the Labour Party because he was opposed to its decision to join the National Government. Falsehood in War-time identifies the role propaganda played in World War I, in general and specific terms and lists more than 20 falsehoods that were circulated during the First World War.
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Governments continue to pull out the same old propaganda techniques every time they need to convince their citizens that involvement in the war is necessary.
Atrocity stories, especially ones involving infants or children, are an old standby. Reading this book has convinced me to take all such stories with a large measure of salt — they're usually lies. Why do citizens in democratic countries continue to fall for them every time? View 2 comments. When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty. In every major conflict that happened in the past or now and in the future it's clear that governments involved directly or remotely in any conflict will use falsehood against the population.
The psychological factor in war is just as important as the military factor, this is what this book documents and clarify clearly of all major events that happened during WWI.
After nearly a century of this bloody war I was surprised how a lot of event were fal When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty. After nearly a century of this bloody war I was surprised how a lot of event were falsified even that a lot I didn't know the truth behind them till I read this book. The thing that made me read this book is because of the current Syrian conflict however the falsehood used in this conflict is in another league, maybe this is what they call now "media war", the old fashioned ways that were used in WWI are nothing compared to now and who knows what is still unknown.
This is a clear book about the issues that exist with belief. If you are patriotic, it is a huge problem. It means you love a country that, literally, is indifferent to your existence. It is necessary for the country that you love it. This is not limited to one country, one war, one era. It is a longstanding issu This is a clear book about the issues that exist with belief. It is a longstanding issue that exists. The book goes over this, and does highlight that people, upon hearing the truth, will either not care, or will feel upset by it.
This is definitely visible today in numerous conflicts. Love for these concepts helps society an individual society function. It does not help society global human society thrive. Well worth reading. Sep 27, AskHistorians added it Shelves: world-war-i , military-history. A hugely influential volume outlining what Ponsonby believed to be the pernicious efforts of various actors both state-based and otherwise to trick the public into the war.
Ponsonby was a socialist and pacifist, and had what is to my mind a somewhat extravagant view of the public's peace-loving innocence. In any event, the book is a seriously important one, as it helped cement not entirely correctly the idea among the public that tales of German atrocity France and Belgium were wholly invent A hugely influential volume outlining what Ponsonby believed to be the pernicious efforts of various actors both state-based and otherwise to trick the public into the war.
In any event, the book is a seriously important one, as it helped cement not entirely correctly the idea among the public that tales of German atrocity France and Belgium were wholly invented, thus helping to inoculate them against similar claims focusing on the Nazis in the s and onwards -- an unfortunate consequence indeed. Lean este libro. Nick Milne rated it it was ok Jul 10, Kevin Richards rated it really liked it Jul 16, Michael Glock rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Mar 28, Peter J.
I was disturbed to find within this work a vigorous apology for wide-scale lying by national leaders to their own citizenry. The author showed such a disregard for ethics that he, at several points, seems disappointed that the people, when informed of their duping, are upset. LovelyGirl rated it really liked it Sep 25, Paige rated it it was ok Jul 14, Jonathan Eaker rated it really liked it Jul 28, Mark Mirabello rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Tie Webb rated it really liked it Mar 06, John Fionnlagh Fionnlagh rated it liked it Aug 04, Stu rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Camden Hile rated it it was ok Jan 31, Joseph Ramser rated it really liked it May 22, Sodom Hussein rated it really liked it Dec 03, Shannon Mccalla rated it really liked it Jun 21, David rated it really liked it Dec 30, Joseph Kassar rated it it was amazing May 20, Diane rated it liked it Dec 30, Isaac Cabrera Bofill rated it liked it May 09, Russell Phillips rated it really liked it Jul 15, Vinger rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Gubi rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Danas Kazlauskas rated it it was amazing Oct 15, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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