How important was Napoleon Bonaparte’s use of propaganda and censorship in the rise and consolidation of his power in France? (Part 2, by Valentin Boulan)

One way in which Napoleon ensured to retain his public image and avoid criticism throughout his reign was by increasing his influence on all written information, starting, of course with the press. As previously mentioned, by the late 18th century … Continue reading

How important was Napoleon Bonaparte’s use of propaganda and censorship in the rise and consolidation of his power in France? (Part 1, by Valentin Boulan)

“To attach no importance to public opinion is a proof you do not merit its suffrage”. Traditionally famous for his military achievements, Napoleon Bonaparte nevertheless realised early on the importance of public opinion, as well as the influence of institutions … Continue reading