Nazi Propaganda: An Historical Case Study on the Ethics of Communication


The Nazis masterfully used speeches and the media to manipulate the German people by preying on their wounded pride, resentment, and feelings of superiority to win their support. Nazi propaganda tried to avoid rational discourse to appeal to irrational impulses. Weikart also demonstrates that Hitler and other Nazis deceived the German public about their religious stance, bringing many to falsely think that Hitler and his party were more in harmony with their own views.