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Mythologizing vs. Propagandizing
Although I think I understand your thesis better, I still am somewhat uncomfortable about the very slippery slope/incestuous relationship between "creating/spreading myths" and "propaganda" and "ideology".
Kcurie is fond of Cultural Anthropology and Claude Levy-Strauss, and so talks about myths. I am fond of cognitive linguistics and George Lakoff and so would frame the same argument in terms of metaphors.

It is possible that, since 'myth' is associated with 'untruth' in Western culture, 'metaphor' is a more palatable way to discuss the strategy.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 18th, 2006 at 05:03:56 PM EST
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