Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 45

The Sociopathic Society A couple of years ago, a Canadian serial killer was transferred to a medium-security prison where he was given a cell mate. Soon after, he killed the cell mate, and when questioned about why, he simply said, “I’m a sociopath!” Now imagine what society would look like if we elected people like […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 44

Mass Delusion & Obama’s Election Obama’s re-election was a wonderful example of how the public relations and advertising industries created what Walter Lippmann referred to as the “bewildered herd” of “ignorant and meddlesome outsiders” who need to have their consent engineered, so that they may be the “interested spectators of action.” It’s a sign of […]

Power, Propaganda, and Purpose in American Democracy

Democracy of the Few, by the Few, for the Few with the ‘Consent’ of the many By Andrew Gavin Marshall One central facet to the development of the modern institutional society under which we live and are dominated today, was the redefining of the concept of ‘democracy’ that took place in the early 20th century. […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 2

Power, Propaganda, and Purpose in American Democracy This podcast examines a concept of power that emerged in the early 20th century United States, born of social unrest and elite fears of revolution, this new conception sought to redefine democracy for the 20th century. That new definition was based upon using propaganda in order to “engineer […]