agitation and propaganda, especially for the cause of communism.
Often Agitprop . an agency or department, as of a government, that directs and coordinates agitation and propaganda.
Also ag·it·prop·ist. a person who is trained or takes part in such activities.
of or relating to agitprop.
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How to use agitprop in a sentence
A few days later saw the theatrical release of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” in which Baron Cohen delivers a slyly self-referential performance as Abbie Hoffman, his ’60s-era forebear in mischief-making agitprop.Movies are rushing to impact the election. Don’t ask whether they’ll work. Ask whether they’ll last. | Ann Hornaday | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Having reviewed anti-Israeli agitprop masquerading as theater, I was prepared to join critics in hating The Death of Klinghoffer.
And yes, education is for everyone—provided they want to read wooden agitprop about how education in Cuba is for everyone.
Wizner said he understood the revulsion: The interchange looked like cheap agitprop.
If you Google “Obamacare navigators,” you will be hit smack in the fact with the usual agitprop.What’s Really Obstructing Obamacare? GOP Resisters | Michael Tomasky | November 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Imagine the field day the right-wing agitprop machine would have had in 2008 with Barack Obama doing something like that.Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney’s Tax-Plan Flim-Flam | Michael Tomasky | February 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
agitprop, in turn, is responsible for the transmission of guidelines down to the lowest levels of party organization.Area Handbook for Bulgaria | Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for agitprop
(often capital) (formerly) a bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in charge of agitation and propaganda on behalf of Communism
any promotion, as in the arts, of political propaganda, esp of a Communist nature
(as modifier): agitprop theatre
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