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‘Propaganda has been in existence since the time human society came into being; it has always been most closely associated with social and political aspects of the development of nations.’  These are the words of Soviet press attache in DC Yuri Bobrakov, who would know a thing or two about political PR and propaganda.  In this month’s subscribercast, we break down Yuri’s 1966’s article War Propaganda: A Serious Crime Against Humanity, analysing his argument for national and international controls over propaganda to try to further the cause of peace.  We also analyse how the article is itself a piece of propaganda, and thus how we’re caught in a paradoxical quagmire which makes the abolition of war propaganda all but impossible.