Radio: Fourth Front

In modern war there are four main fronts—military, diplomatic, economic, propagandist. To get a line on the patter and pattern of propaganda from its talkiest medium, CBS has had a staff of reporter-linguists listening day & night to Europe's radio since the first days of World War II. Main idea has been to enable CBS's home commentators to sort news from propaganda for radio listeners. But the by-product has been an increasing sheaf of notes, observations, comparisons, verbatim broadcasts which, by themselves, constitute a fairly complete documentation of the technique of war propaganda,...

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