20 February 2017



All eyes on the Brexit debate in the House of Lords this week, although try as one might it’s also impossible to ignore Trumpery (who knew that we would all be so au fait with the twenty-fifth amendment?). For obvious reasons, this week on the Post we shall focus on the excellent new book by David Welch called Persuading the People. It is based on the Ministry of Information archive now at the British Library. The pictures are fascinating. And the text ditto: what is propaganda? What is truth? What are ‘alternative facts’? What is patriotism? Several Persephone books explore this subject (Few Eggs and No Oranges, Miss Ranskill Comes HomeTo Bed with Grand Music and London War Notes are just four examples). For now, a poster to enjoy and not stress over too much. (It’s not actually that well drawn – the children are not right somehow – but in a Peter and Jane-ish kind of way it is interesting.)