Propaganda Is Now Officially Hip (Updated)

As if propaganda was ever out of style, graphic designers comment on the value of a good, eye-catching (or mind-catching) piece of information meant to propagate support for an idea or person (H/T A. Sullivan).  Meanwhile, someone else is looking to make a few bucks describing one of the many domestic propaganda machines. 

Recommended Books on the subject you may not have read (not in any particular order):

Less recommended are the following containing interesting discussions and observations on the media's role in (mostly domestic) persuasion and influence:

Promoted from the comments is a recommendation from Tim Stevens of Ubiwar:

And an example of how U.S. domestic policy can change due to the global information environment: