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It informed the efforts of the government’s propaganda efforts during World War I (Creel, 1920; Lasswell, 1927; Mock & Larson, 1939), and it fueled the advertising and public relations strategies of the era (Bernays, 1923, 1928). Under the prevailing public and professional assumptions about media effects, it was hardly surprising that the newly articulated clear and present danger test proved to offer no protection for the expression of Schenck or other defendants when applied by the Court in March 1919.