Daniel Broudy

Daniel Broudy
Okinawa Christian University

PhD Deakin University
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Introduction
My work integrates research in linguistics, psychology, and communication theory to describe ways in which power conducts propaganda campaigns. How can disinterested observers understand public discourse as part of a larger experiment in which dominant social and political forces shape perception and influence opinion? Can observers extrapolate meaningful data from public opinion that verifies the conditions of the experiment, who the experimenters are, the subjects, and the control groups?
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April 2005 - present
Okinawa Christian University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • My research in Japan focuses largely on working out ideas presented by Susanne Langer in "Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art," on examining discursive and presentational forms of meaning and how centers of power and authority persuade, conceal, and deceive to preserve or develop a particular status quo. This interest developed over the years from observations of how the Christian cross and other key symbols have been appropriated across cultures, languages
August 1994 - March 2005
University of Maryland Global Campus
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
January 2000 - April 2006
Deakin University
Field of study
  • psycholinguistics

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Publications (43)
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Contending with assaults from various fronts, the "hood" shows signs of impending doom. Attacks on the hood are, in effect, attacks on the people who comprise them, and we can observe the dispossession of our fruits right before our eyes. Since the beginning, mankind has attempted to use his power to capture, contain, direct, or otherwise wield com...
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Incontrovertible evidence has now made clear that much of what has been perceived publicly about the story of SARS-CoV-2 and the pharmaceutical remedies offered (then mandated) was/is part of a sophisticated international fabrication of unprecedented proportion, depth, and deception. The origins of the virus, the approved testing regime, the flawed...
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History and observation reveal a relationship between investment and what we perceive to be the promise of subsequent profit. Set against the backdrop of the vaccine information war waged by centers of power against populations around the world, this essay presents a critical analysis of key concepts and actors on the global stage framing the issue...
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This article critically examines the emerging global war on pathogens mimicking the Global War on Terror (GWOT). We draw upon the history of recent wars and the fear-driven narratives aimed at nudging the public toward uncritical acceptance of the new emerging social and economic global order. We adopt Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky's 'Propaganda M...
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This interview with globally distinguished Canadian philosopher and author, John McMurtry, presents dialogue discussing capitalism, asymmetrical power relations, life capital, social theory, common life interest, life value, global problems, market theology, media, values of the market and free market ideology today in relation to public education,...
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Marshall McLuhan observed in the 1960s that humans are toolmakers whose tools eventually reshape them. Fifty years hence, we suggest that the aphorism should include “rewire” humans as the present age of the internet serves as the global nervous system for humankind. This article explores how, in this present period of the Information Age, media ma...
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The events of 9/11 and the subsequent Global War on Terror have revealed to careful observers deep systemic flaws in what had long been recognised as reliable and authoritative 'mainstream media'. The rush to war in the wake of 9/11, the flouting of international laws, and later revelations of war for regime change have precipitated the development...
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The latest advances in networked technology hold the promise of lifting millions of people out of poverty. Take 5G. It is hyper-fast and, as everyone knows, time is money. Who doesn't look to save both? Hang on, though, 5G comes with a catch-or two. You could be assimilated by the global digital matrix, microchipped like domesticated cattle, and tr...
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This essay brings together leading scholars to debate important questions pertaining to methodological, philosophical, and pragmatic arguments and counterarguments about the necessity to observe the Propaganda Model filters in operation.
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Since its initial formulation in 1988, the Herman-Chomsky Propaganda Model (PM) has become one of the most widely tested models of media performance in the social sciences. This is largely due to the combined efforts of a loose group of international scholars as well as an increasing number of students who have produced studies in the US, UK, Canad...
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The world is currently witnessing a revitalisation of the right and of authoritarian political tendencies. Right-wing forces across the globe have been able to push misogynist, homophobic and xenophobic discourses into the mainstream of politics and media. Whilst these developments have been fuelled by the neoliberal economic programmes unrolled si...
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While the individual elements of the propaganda system (or filters) identified by the Propaganda Model (PM) – ownership, advertising, sources, flak and anti-communism – have previously been the focus of much scholarly attention, their systematisation in a model, empirical corroboration and historicisation have made the PM a useful tool for media an...
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This chapter focuses on various media serving the hegemonic order. Communications appearing in the Washington Times and on YouTube illustrate how new media can help reinforce or frame dominant narratives. The alternative media depicts Okinawan protesters as unpredictable, highlighting their deviation from norms of predictability, one of the four as...
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This chapter introduces the concept of calculability within the context of colonial dispossession. Discussions reflect on calculability, which emphasizes the quantitative aspects of products sold (portion size, cost) and service offered (the time it takes to get the product). This refers to the belief that more is better. If there is a lot of a pro...
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This chapter presents a philosophical reflection on resistance movements throughout Okinawa. It considers how time, as measured by technological advances in timekeeping and its resulting capitalist calculations of the social world, distorts human values and creates unnatural and potentially dangerous conceptions of the natural world. The chapter ex...
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“Okinawan identity” is often asserted as the bedrock of the “All Okinawa” coalition in the 21st century. This chapter argues, rather, that Okinawan identity, predicated upon the memory of collective suffering during the Battle of Okinawa, has long been harbored in the expression of kenmin, in line with the post-war bifurcated nationalism, which has...
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Control over unpredictable aspects of human behavior is an important element of social relations in McDonaldized societies, which involves substituting human resources for non-human technologies. We argue that organic intellectuals have helped influence public opinion regarding the FRF construction through signs, symbols, ideas, and images which in...
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This chapter serves to ground the book in definitions and explanations of the research methods used to systematically analyze corporate and government propaganda. Similar historical examples throughout the chapter illustrate how methods in contemporary propaganda campaigns are reflected in past efforts made by dominant centers of power and their su...
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This chapter begins by revisiting Max Weber’s concept of rationalization, examining its roots, and analyzing their connection to contemporary processes of site selection for large construction projects in Japan. While the Henoko selection process comprises the major focus of the chapter, other related examples of rationalization in Japanese politic...
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This chapter includes a brief history of the emergence of modern propaganda and a critique of its major categories as they relate to contemporary Okinawa. Discussions explain what propaganda is, how it works, and how it serves to create popular consent to the central government’s US military realignment in Okinawa. Also included are descriptions of...
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This chapter explores the concept of efficiency in Ritzer’s model as it appears in Okinawa’s gubernatorial election propaganda. The chapter begins with a reflection on central government ideas and plans for increasing efficiency in socioeconomic processes nationwide and narrows to critical analysis of Okinawan applications of efficiency as regards...
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This chapter closes the book with a reflection on the SACO arrangement, its subsequent modifications, and the propaganda needed to obscure from public view the bureaucratic processes and actions that had set the arrangement into motion. Discussion includes consideration of how the processes at work in Okinawa reflect developmental projects now unde...
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This chapter reviews the key concepts of neoliberalism, especially the universal neoliberal principle that purports to achieve a kind of utopian self-regulating market that in practice requires concrete forms of state intervention in accordance with varying and specific historic and geographic conditions. We then explain how the concept of rational...
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This book examines classical and modern interpretations of education in the context of contemporary Okinawa as a site of neoliberal military-industrial development. Considering how media educate consumers to accept the plans and policies of the powerful, it questions current concepts of development and the ideology that informs national security po...
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One of the most tested and effective means of maintaining order in society is controlling the meanings of keywords and concepts. In his book, Living in the Number One Country: Reflections of a Critic on American Empire, Herbert Schiller observes that 'definitional control' serves "to bulwark, or at least minimize, threats to the prevailing order."...
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One problem common to many Oral Communication (OC) classrooms in universities in Japan and other countries is that English major students often lack the impetus to proactively develop their oral language proficiency. In this paper, we present our investigation into whether regular self-, peer-, and teacher-assessment would promote the use of spoken...
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This paper uses Herman and Chomsky's "propaganda model" as a frame to critically analyze intersections of power, political ideology and media discourse practices. The author introduces artistic and literary considerations as well as new research in social psychology that illustrate the influence that color perception has in the formation of social...

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To develop a framework that can be applied to understand the techniques being exploited, in order to segment reality to the level of the individual.