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SARAH PALIN fortsätter att retas med både media – eller ”lamestream media” som hon brukar kalla dem – och sina anhängare. Ännu har hon inte sagt att hon kandiderar till presidentposten. Men hon tror att hon kan besegra Barack Obama.

Peter J. Boyer i Newsweek skriver:

“I believe that I can win a national election,” Sarah Palin declared one recent evening, sitting in the private dining room of a hotel in rural Iowa. The occasion for her visit to quintessential small-town America was a gathering of the faithful that would have instantaneously erupted into a fervent campaign rally had she but given the word. Instead, it had been another day on the non–campaign trail, this one capped by a sweet victory: she had just attended the premiere of a glowingly positive documentary about her titled The Undefeated.

“The people of America are desperate for positive change, and deserving of positive change, to get us off of this wrong track,” she told me during a conversation that lasted late into the night and, inevitably, kept returning to the subject that has titillated the media and spooked Republican presidential contenders for months: her political intentions. “I’m not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around,” she said. “But I do believe that I can win.”

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Turning to the political landscape, Palin said that President Obama is beatable in 2012, and that there are “many, many qualified and able candidates out there” to take him on.

Asked what was to be made of the fact that so many Republicans were looking beyond the field of declared candidates to people like herself, and Govs. Rick Perry and Chris Christie, Palin said, “It suggests that the field is not set. Thank goodness the field is not yet set. I think that there does need to be more vigorous debate. There needs to be a larger field. And there’s still time. There’s still months ahead, where more folks can jump in and start articulating their positions.”

Övrigt: Tidskriftsomslaget ovan är från den 18 juli 2011. Fotografen är Emily Shur. Fler bilder från fotograferingen av omslaget till Newsweek finns på deras hemsida.

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IMAGE: Heinrich Hoffmann var Adolf Hitlers personliga fotograf. Han träffade Hitler redan 1919 och började ta bilder av nazisterna på 1920-talet.

Den främsta uppgift blev att producera Hitler-vykort, Hitler-planscher och Hitler-böcker. Sedan nazisterna hade tagit makten 1933 ökade omsättningen och firman hade 300 anställda.

Tillsammans med exempelvis Leni Riefenstahl och den mindre kände Walter Frentz bidrog Hoffmann till att skapa en nazistisk estetik. Genom en strikt koreografering av sina bilder bidrog han till kulten kring Hitler och bilden av diktatorn som den starke och allvetande ledaren.

Steven Heller – tidigare art director på The New York Times och författare till artiklar och böcker om propaganda – har skrivit;

Adolf Hitler was not the first to embrace cinema, radio and graphic design, but he and his minions certainly mastered the fine ‘art’ of image building, what we now call branding. Initially using limited means, Hitler relied on the most outreaching communication tool of the day: photography.

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Although Joseph Goebbels (…) receives the lion’s share of credit for campaigns that branded the NSDAP and the Nazi state, Hoffmann was, in fact, Hitler’s most prodigious image-maker and propagator. From the fruits of this work, he built an huge entrepreneurial business by making Hitler into a veritable commodity.

En av de mer kända bilderna är ovanstående valaffisch från 1932. Affischen är ett exempel på hur nazisterna gärna använde sig av modern propagandateknik med enkla budskap och starka bilder. Hoffmann var fotografen och stilen påminner om hur man på den tiden brukade avbilda diverse filmstjärnor.

En intressant pendang är ”Nürnberg – Schuldig!” som var en av de affischer som de allierade satte upp runt om i Tyskland efter krigsslutet.

Affisch - Nürnberg Skyldig!

Som kuriosa kan nämnas att det var i Hoffmanns ateljé som Hitler först träffade den 17-årige Eva Paula Braun som jobbade där som elev 1929.

Källa: Se även utställningen State of Deception: The Power of Nazi PropagandaUnited States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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