Agitprop



agitation and propaganda, especially for the cause of communism.
(often initial capital letter) an agency or department, as of a government, that directs and coordinates agitation and propaganda.
Also, agitpropist. a person who is trained or takes part in such activities.
of or relating to agitprop.
Contemporary Examples

Having reviewed anti-Israeli agitprop masquerading as theater, I was prepared to join critics in hating The Death of Klinghoffer.
See the Met’s ‘Klinghoffer,’ Then Judge It James Kirchick November 3, 2014

Historical Examples

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

noun
(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

n.

also agit-prop, 1938, from Russian agitatsiya “agitation” (from French agitation; see agitation) + propaganda, from German (see propaganda).

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