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Friday, January 04, 2002

Definitions for agitprop

  1. Propaganda, especially pro-communist political propaganda disseminated through literature, drama, music, or art.

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Citations for agitprop
Despite its explicit program, when the symphony was first performed in 1957 a Russian audience always on the lookout for subtexts quickly interpreted it as being about the crushed Hungarian uprising of the previous year. This officially sanctioned work of agitprop was read as an encrypted denunciation of the Soviet regime. Justin Davidson, Newsday
The essay was a farewell to the men of the left, a brilliant, impassioned piece of agitprop that galvanized women in communes, bookstores, hippie coffee houses and underground newspaper offices all over the country. , Washington Post
Origin of agitprop
Agitprop comes from Russian, from agitatsiya, "agitation" + propaganda.