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 […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 36

The Public Relations of Political Awakening The modern industrial democracy requires modern techniques of propaganda in order to function. This was the belief – both articulated and implemented – by the elite in the early 20th century. Out of this belief grew the functions of modern state-capitalist democracies, the public relations industry, and consumer society, […]