(Extra credit opportunity for HUM 121 students--this directly relates to and provides more background for your viewing of Century of the Self)
"Propaganda 101: How Do You Manufacture Consent" by Mark Crispin Miller (30 minute--highly recommended introduction)
Mark Crispin Miller, professor of culture and communications at New York University, discusses modern propaganda techniques from their origins during World War I. Professor Miller considers the seminal work on propaganda of George Creel, who ran the U.S. Committee on Public Information during World War I; Edward Bernays, public relations genius and consultant on government covert ops, and Walter Lippmann renowned journalist who called for the "manufacture of the consent" of the people to government policy.
A prolific author, Mark Crispin Miller's most recent book is Loser Take All: Election Fraud and The Subversion of Democracy, 2000 - 2008. He has, also, been featured in the documentary films, "Stealing America: Vote by Vote" about the 2004 Presidential election and "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" about corporate control of media.
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