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How We Advertised America [George Creel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This Is A New Release Of The Original Edition. How we advertised America; the first telling of the amazing story of the Committee on the gospel of Americanism to every corner of the globe, by George Creel. From George Creel, How We Advertised America (Macmillan, ), pp. [ Journalist George Creel, who oversaw the Committee on Public Information during.

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What we had to have was no mere surface unity, but a passionate belief in the justice of America’s unity, but a passionate belief in the justice of America’s cause that should weld the people of the United States into one white-hot mass instinct with fraternity, devotion, courage, and deathless determination. With the aid of a volunteer staff of several hundred translators, the Committee kept in direct touch with the foreign-language press, supplying selected articles designed to combat ignorance and disaffection.

Full text of ” How we advertised America; the first telling of the amazing story of the Committee on public information that carried the gospel of Americanism to every corner of the globe ” See other formats From the collection of the d x: He had been there only a few seconds when the radio operator reported, “Submarine very close to us. Burleson, naturally enough, was not able to find any records on the subject, inasmuch as the Committee had never sent a single pamphlet of any kind to any member of the American Expeditionary Force.

I had then, as I have to-day, the fullest confidence in Colonel Deeds’s honor and high purpose, and his fault, if it can be called that, was an amazing enthusiasm that persisted in discounting the possibilities of delay.

I would not have it believed, however, that we sought, by our course, to conceal dishonesty or to protect bad faith. America got his information were aware of the fact that the Secretary had given out a statement. Treadway had made “an assertion the absolute baseless- ness of which could have been ascertained by telephone inquiry. When judging that ship had arrived above the spot first seen I ordered right rudder amedica order to leave the submarine astern.


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Back of the firing-line, back of armies and navies, back of the great supply-depots, another struggle waged with the same intensity and with almost equal significance attaching to its victories and defeats. Senator Lodge, in the course of a tirade, made this state- ment: When the Washington correspondent came, however, the Secretary was astounded to learn that the London cable had already been put on the wires and that the visit had no greater purpose than to find out “if he had anything to say.

It organized a bureau of information for all persons who sought direction in volunteer war-work, in acquiring knowl- edge of any administrative activities, or in approaching business dealings with the government.

The fantastic amedica that associated gags and muzzles with its work may be likened only to those trees which are evolved out of the air by Hindu magicians and which rise, grow, and flourish in gay disregard of such usual necessities as roots, sap, and sustenance. We explained that as the agreement was to be both public and voluntary, their assent must not be qualified by any doubt, and that we stood ready to make any proper changes, either in phraseology or principle. The Committee on Public Information was called into existence to make this fight for the “verdict of mankind,” the voice amfrica to plead the justice of America’s cause before the jury of Public Opinion.

Treadway never produced any such evidence, nor was I given the chance to face him. A great work has been done and will be done through the medium of the creell. No one was left with power to rent a building, employ a clerk, transfer a bank balance, or to collect a dollar.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The atmosphere created by common knowledge that news is being suppressed is an ideal ” culture ” for the propaganda of the bacteria of enemy rumors.

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Nominally striv- ing to protect the public from pernicious ideas, they have used the censorship to protect themselves from legitimate criticism. At the end of an hour, when the questions were getting fewer and weaker, and when fatigue had robbed me of mental quickness, some fool asked what I thought about the “heart of Congress.

Do they sug- gest any attempt on the part of the government to curb, influence, or confine the right of criticism? The Dutch must have known we were coming, because they took their first crack at night, before the destroyers joined up with the fleet.

How we advertised America

As a matter of fact, every man of them begged criticism, invited inquiry, and hoped with all his heart for a real investigation that would put an end to slanderous rumors. Not one took into account that the whole proposal rested upon voluntary agreement entirely, not upon law, and that the suggestions of the Department of State were advisory only and without larger power to bind than that allowed by the individual editor.

In no other belligerent nation was there any such degree of centralization as marked our duties. Back in I wrote an article for Everybody’s Magazine in which I tried to give a fair and dispassionate study of Johnson as a presi- dential candidate.

The motive for the establishment of this internal censorship is not merely fear of petty criticism, but distrust of democratic common sense. Creel; the feeling is that while our names have been used as members of the Committee on Public Information, its labors have been the labors of Mr.

It was, therefore, entirely proper for him to have come to me for per- mission to write the “follow up” story requested. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.