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  • Propaganda | Edward Bernays,Mark Crispin Miller - introduction

    Propaganda

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Edward Bernays, Mark Crispin Miller - introduction
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    A seminal and controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, Edward Bernays pioneered the scientific technique of shaping and manipulating public opinion, which he famously dubbed the "engineering of consent". During World War I, he was an integral part of the US Committee on Public Information, or CPI, a powerful propaganda apparatus that was mobilized to package, advertise, and sell the war to the American people as one that would "Make the World Safe for Democracy".

    William says: "Excellent lesson in mass psychology."
  • Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America | Bertram Gross,Mark Crispin Miller - editor,Chris Hedges - introduction

    Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Bertram Gross, Mark Crispin Miller - editor, Chris Hedges - introduction
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    In 1980, US capitalist politics wore a "nice-guy mask", a troubling disguise to cover up a creeping despotism in which the ultra-rich and corporate overseers were merging with a centralized state power in order to manage the populace. This immanent corporate authoritarianism threatened to subvert constitutional democracy.

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