Publications by Randall L. Bytwerk on Propaganda

(as of 2022)


Landmark Speeches of National Socialism (College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 2008).

Bending Spines: The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2004). French translation: Machines à broyer les âmes: Allemagne totalitaire 1933-1989 (Paris: Klincksieck, 2011).

Julius Streicher: The Man Who Persuaded a Nation to Hate Jews (New York: Stein and Day, 1983). Reprinted by Dorset Press, New York, 1988. Revised edition published by Cooper Square Press, 2001.

Chapters in Books:

“‘The Great Battle of Dialectics and Rhetoric’: Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, 1937-1939,” in Martin J. Medhurst, Rhetorical History of the United States, v. 8 (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2018).

“Propaganda,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).

“Words as Weapons,” in Paper War: Nazi Propaganda in One Battle, on a Single Day, Cassino, Italy, May 11, 1944 (New York: Mark Batty Publisher, 2005).

“Julius Streicher” and “Der Stürmer,” entries in Encyclopedia of Antisemitism, Anti-Jewish Prejudice and Persecution (ABC-CLIO Press, 2005).

“The Pleasures of Unanimity in the GDR,” in After the GDR: New Perspectives on Divided and Reunited Germany (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001), pp. 109-124.

“Die nationalsozialistische Versammlungspraxis. Die Anfänge vor 1933,” in Gerald Diesener and Rainer Gries, Propaganda in Deutschland. Zur Geschichte der politischen Massenbeeinflussung im 20. Jahrhundert (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1996).

“Western and Totalitarian Views of Propaganda,” in Propaganda: A Pluralistic Perspective (New York: Praeger, 1989), pp. 37-48.

“Fritz Reinhardt and the Rednerschule der NSDAP,” in Rhetorik: Ein internationales Jahrbuch, Vol. 2 (Stuttgart: Frommann-Holzboog, 1981), pp. 7-18.

Articles in Professional Journals:

“Wodehouse Gets a German Trim,”Plum Lines: The quarterly journal of the Wodehouse Society 37 (2016), 12-14.

“Believing in ‘Inner Truth:’ The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Nazi Propaganda: 1933 – 1945,” Holocaust and Genocide Studies 29 (2015), 212-229.

“Plausible Quotations and Reverse Credibility in Online Vernacular Communities,” E TC.: A Review of General Semantics 69.2 (2012), 216-234 (with Quentin J. Schultze).

“Grassroots Propaganda in the Third Reich: The Reich Ring for National Socialist Propaganda and Public Enlightenment,” German Studies Review 33 (2010), 93-118.

“The Argument for Genocide in Nazi Propaganda,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 91 (2005), 37-62.

“A Calvinist and a Scholar,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 7 (2004), 461-468.

“The Failure of the Propaganda of the German Democratic Republic,” Quarterly Journal of Speech, 84 (1999), 400-416.

“The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic,” Communication Studies, 49 (1998), 158-171.

“Is it Really that Simple? A Response to Goldhagen (and Newman),” Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 1 (1998), 425-433.

“The Dolt Laughs: Satirical Publications under Hitler and Honecker,” Journalism Quarterly, 69 (1992), 1029-1038.

“Official Satire in Propaganda: The Treatment of the United States in the GDR’s Eulenspiegel,” Central States Speech Journal, 39 (1988), 304-314.

“U.S. News Media Citations in Neues Deutschland,” Journalism Quarterly, 63 (1986), 170- 174 (with Stuart Bullion).

“Fritz Reinhardt and the Rednerschule der NSDAP,” Quarterly Journal of Speech, 67 (1981), 298-309.

“Rhetorical Aspects of Nazi Holidays,” Journal of Popular Culture, 13 (1979), 239-247.

“Und Ihr habt doch gesiegt: Rhetorical Aspects of a Nazi Holiday,” Etc.: A Review of General Semantics, 36 (1979), 134-146.

“The Early History of Der Stürmer: 1923-33,” Journalism History, 5 (1978), 74-79.

“The Rhetoric of Defeat: Nazi Propaganda in 1945,” Central States Speech Journal, 29 (1978), 44–52.

“Julius Streicher and Der Stürmer,” Wiener Library Bulletin, 29 (1976), 47-55.

“Rhetorical Aspects of the Nazi Meeting: 1926-1933,” Quarterly Journal of Speech, 61 (1975), 307-318.