Propaganda: artifice by design

Jul 8, 2013

Propaganda: artifice by design

by Roland Elliott Brown

The word “propaganda” derives its modern use from the name of a 17th-century Roman Catholic institution, the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, or Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith. Established during the Thirty Years War (1618-1648, a sectarian conflict that devastated Europe ...

Scroll displays the human side of Perry's arrival

Apr 18, 2013

Scroll displays the human side of Perry's arrival

by Victoria James

“It’s come pretty much out of nowhere,” says British Museum curator Tim Clark, placing a small wooden box on the table — it’s about the dimensions of a shoebox, slightly weathered and lightly inscribed with fluid kanji characters. “It was in Japan until last ...