Propaganda: Power and Persuasion at The British Library


People! You are under the influence of powerful messages put out by the state. Misinformation, disinformation, public service announcements, call propaganda what you like - the battle for your hearts and minds is fought with posters, films, cartoons, textbooks, tweets and sounds. See them exposed in all their beautiful terrible glory at this world first – an exhibition lifting the lid on the ways governments across the planet have attempted to influence your thoughts for over 100 years. Open your eyes at the British Library. You must visit this glorious exhibition. You will be amazed.

From safe sex to dictatorships, from the iconic to the everyday, from the spectacular to the sinister, from the informing to the surprising, this exhibition covers the world and two centuries. It shows you the myriad ways that states attempt to influence you, the People.