Psychological Warfare (WWII Era Reprint) [Paul M. A. Linebarger] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Psychological Warfare was first. Cordwainer Smith was the pen-name used by American author Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger (July 11, – August 6, ) for his science fiction works . Linebarger was a noted East Asia scholar and expert in psychological warfare. By PAUL M. A. LINEBARGER. (Washing- ton: Combat Forces Press, Second Edition. $) Psychological warfare means “the use of propaganda against.

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I found it easy to imagine that it had been composed secretly by a disaffected senior member of the Inner Party. Retrieved August 20, Tardu rated it really liked it Oct 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There is wagfare reason it’s been considered a core text in the field, and is still in print. Michal rated it it was amazing Aug 06, The author, Paul M.

But it’s also extremely pertinent to our current political situation in more ways than I can count, not merely because it is written from a perspective set early in the Cold War and puts considerable time into analyzing both Russian and Chinese propaganda, as well as American constraints and weaknesses in the area. Most of Smith’s stories are set in an era starting some 14, years in the future.

His insistence on the deep incompatibility of longstanding domestic propaganda and the rule of law in our Constitutional republic is one which will strike an eerie chord in the minds of readers. Pretty bad, moans about communism and failures and wins of American empire here’s where world’s policing ideology starts? Derek rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Being a psychological warfare officer, in effect, means acting as a “covert-aggressive” person Simon’s term towards whole populations.

His father was Paul M. Linebarger was familiar with six languages by adulthood. Linebarger, who was Cordwainer Smith “, www. At the age of 23, he received a Ph. Even today, it explains the basic principles of propaganda and psychological warfare both white and blackfrom organization and planning to analysis and response.


Linebarger was born in MilwaukeeWisconsin. Linebarger who was one of the world’s experts on understanding the relationship of culture to propaganda, covers in detail the history, function and definition of psychological warfare. Forrest” for the novels Ria and Carola.

Psychological Warfare

Grant Ennis rated it it was amazing Nov 24, Many of the strategies he describes are used here too, but on a vastly larger scale. Thanks to Hoopla and Hamilton Public Library for offering the most amazing stuff.

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Aug 07, Jay D rated it really liked it. But I don’t mind dry! One novel, originally published in two volumes in edited form as The Planet Buyeralso known as The Boy Who Bought Old Earth and The Underpeopleand later restored to its original form as Norstrilia ; and 32 short stories collected in The Rediscovery of Manincluding two versions of the short story “War No.

Psychological Warfare by Paul M.A. Linebarger

The contents of this book are supported by annotations a bibliography and historical documents. This is a fascinating subject, with greater relevance to everyday business and politics than may be immediately recognized. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Aarfare stories are unusual, sometimes being written in narrative styles closer to traditional Chinese stories than to most English-language fiction, as well as reminiscent of the Genji tales of Lady Murasaki.

Some of his judgements are quite surprising. He also helped organize the Army’s first psychological warfare section.

This book is very different in the respect that it is a down to earth “how to” manual written specifically to be used by military personal during active campaigns. Not so, says Linebarger: In short, for me that was very boring, and what I’ve got from this long winded book is just one thing – Coca Cola and cookies are propaganda too.


Angel rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Psychological Warfare, written by Dr. It is a profoundly interesting topic, though the book becomes a bit dreary to read because of its detail. Paul Linebarger, better known as the science-fiction writer Cordwainer Smith, was one of America’s leading experts on psychological warfare. I really like this book, but the key to linebxrger it is reading it as the manual that Linebarger intended, not a history book.

Psychological Warfare by Paul Linebarger

He traveled extensively and became a member of the Foreign Policy Association, and was called upon to advise then. The short take away is history is relevant, propaganda matters, and the Russians have always been very invested and very skilled at psy-ops. It was selected as one of the best science fiction short stories of the pre- Nebula Award period by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. InLinebarger married Margaret Snow.

Allen Berry rated it liked it Aug 05, No trivia or quizzes yet. Inhe was sent to China to coordinate military intelligence operations.

Smith’s works consist of: I had always thought that the “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere” was a ridiculous fig-leaf stuck on a Japanese dictatorship, which could never have fooled anyone. Hans Meyer rated it it was amazing Jun 07, They are ultimately more optimistic and distinctive.

A great introduction to the subject, but a bit dated.

The total volume of his science fiction output is relatively small, because of his time-consuming profession and his early death. Jordan argued for the importance of Anglicanism to Smith’s works oinebarger to