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Rampton, Sheldon 1957-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 90 publications in 8 languages and 5,628 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History 
Classifications: HD59.6.U6, 956.70443
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Weapons of mass deception : the uses of propaganda in Bush's war on Iraq by Sheldon Rampton ( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book reveals: how the Iraq war was sold to the American public through professional P.R. strategies; lies that were told related to the Iraq war; euphemisms and jargon related to the war, e.g. "shock and awe," "Operation Iraqi Freedom," "axis of evil," "coalition of the willing," etc.; how the war on terrorism and the war on Iraq have been used as marketing hooks to sell products and policies that have nothing to do with fighting terrorism; the efforts of Charlotte Beers and other U.S. propaganda campaigns designed to win hearts overseas; and how news coverage followed Washington's lead and language. The book includes a glossary, "Propaganda: a user's guide," and resources to help Americans sort through the deceptions to see the strings behind Washington's campaign to sell the Iraq war to the public.--From publisher description
Trust us, we're experts! : how industry manipulates science and gambles with your future by Sheldon Rampton ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Unmask the sneaky and widespread methods industry uses to influence opinion through bogus experts, doctored data, and manufactured facts."--cover
Toxic sludge is good for you : lies, damn lies, and the public relations industry by John C Stauber ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toxic sludge is good for you blows the lid off of today's multi-billion-dollar propaganda-for-hire PR industry, revealing how public relations wizards concoct and spin the news, organize phony "grassroots" front groups, spy on citizens and conspire with lobbyists and politicians. --Publisher
Mad cow U.S.A. : could the nightmare happen here? by Sheldon Rampton ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and German and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mad Cow U.S.A. shatters the false belief that the government and food industry would never let it happen here. Even as tens of thousands of cows died in Britain, the government denied the risk to human beings. Knowing the similar risk in the U.S., government and industry have managed a successful public relations offensive to keep Americans in the dark. Rampton and Stauber expose, for the first time, the deadly game of "dementia roulette" being played with our food supply."--BOOK JACKET
Banana Republicans : how the right wing is turning America into a one-party state by Sheldon Rampton ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For the first time since 1932, the Republican Party controls every major institution of the federal government: the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and the House of Representatives - not to mention the "fourth branch of government," the mass media. How did this come to pass? Banana Republicans reveals how the GOP leadership maintains its hold on power through the systemic manipulation of the electoral system, the media, the lobbying establishment, and the political culture at large."--BOOK JACKET
The best war ever : lies, damned lies, and the mess in Iraq by Sheldon Rampton ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The war in Iraq may be remembered as the point at which the propaganda model perfected in the twentieth century stopped working: the world is too complex, information is too plentiful, and-as events in Iraq reveal- propaganda makes bad policy. The Best War Ever is about a war that was devised in fantasy and lost in delusion. It highlights the futility of lying to oneself and others in matters of life and death. And it offers lessons to the current generation so that, at least in our time, this never happens again. As the team of Rampton and Stauber show in their first new book since President Bush's reelection, the White House seems to have fooled no one as much as itself in the march toward a needless (from a security perspective) war in Iraq. As the authors argue, one of the most tragic consequences of the Bush administration's reliance on propaganda is its disdain for realistic planning in matters of war. Repeatedly, when faced with predictions of problems, U.S. policymakers dismissed the warnings of Iraq experts, choosing instead to promulgate its version of the war through conservative media outlets and PR campaigns. The result has been too few troops on the ground to maintain security; failure to anticipate the insurgency; and oblivious disregard, even contempt, for critics in either party who attempted to assess the human and economic costs of the war. Even now that withdrawal seems imminent, however, the administration and its allies continue their cover-ups: downplaying civilian deaths and military injuries; employing marketing buzzwords like "victory" repeatedly to shore up public opinion; and botched attempts, through third-party PR firms, at creating phony news. The Bush administration entered Iraq believing that its moral, technological, and military superiority would ensure victory abroad, and that its mastery of the politics would win support at home. Instead, it found a morass of problems that do not lend themselves to moralistic, technological, or propaganda-based solutions
Friends in deed : the story of U.S.-Nicaragua sister cities : a how-to manual and directory for sister city organizers by Sheldon Rampton ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'industrie du mensonge : lobbying, communication, publicité & médias by John C Stauber ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'industrie du mensonge relations publiques, lobbying et démocratie by John C Stauber ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War is sell by Brian Standing ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Delves into the history and tactics of war propagandists--soldiers armed not with guns, but with words, pictures and commercial advertising techniques in their "battle to win hearts and minds."
Une arme de persuasion massive : de la propagande dans la guerre de Bush en Irak by Sheldon Rampton ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giftmüll macht schlank : Medienprofis, Spin Doctors, PR Wizards : die Wahrheit über die Public-Relations-Industrie by John C Stauber ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vendere la guerra : la propaganda come arma d'inganno di massa by Sheldon Rampton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mad Cow USA: Could the Nightmare Happen Here? by Sheldon Rampton ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rampton and Stauber reveal how mad cow disease has emerged as a result of modern, intensive farming practices whose true risks are kept hidden by government and industry denials. Entire book available as free PDF download
Funshoku senso : Busshu seiken to maboroshi no tairyo hakai heiki ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Asliḥat al-khidāʼ al-shāmil : istikhdām al-daʻāyah fī ḥarb Būsh ʻalá al-ʻIrāq by Sheldon Rampton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You du wu ni ai ni hao : jie kai hei xin gong guan de mi mi dang an by John C Stauber ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
John Stauber & Sheldon Rampton: Trust Us: We're Experts (Tarcher/Putnam) ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
We count on the experts to tell us things like who to vote for, what to eat, and how to raise our children. But third party experts like professors, pediatricians, and watchdog groups are usually anything but neutral. A look at corporate America's psychological war on consumers, and how "experts" are handpicked and cultivated to make you believe what they have to say
[Alternative radio audio recordings, 1998, January 6 to May 26] ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Oi eidikoi synistoun : ē epistēmē stēn ypēresia tōn etaireiōn by Sheldon Rampton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Greek, Modern and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ランプトン, シェルドン
Languages
English (61)
French (9)
German (2)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
Arabic (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
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