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A Violent Peace: Media, Truth, and Power at the League of Nations

Carolyn N. Biltoft


A Violent Peace argues that League of Nations offers a unique vantage point for a broader reassessment of the global links between mass media, mass markets, mass violence and the rise of totalitarian mentalities in the interwar moment. Because the organization set out to shape something called "world public opinion," its records contain traces of the informational dynamics of the "interwar crisis." By tracing questions such as artificial language, counterfeit currency, and "false news," as they passed through the League, the book observes how fraught, fragile, and politically contentious was t ... More

Keywords: fascism and truth, League of Nations, mass media, fascism, mass violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226766393
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226766560.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolyn N. Biltoft, author
Graduate Institute Geneva