Episode

9/3 Michael Brooks on the PR Firm that Enflamed Racial Tensions in S. Africa w/ Ed Caesar

September 3, 2020

The MR Crew presents Michael Brooks’s interview with Ed Caesar (@edcaesar) of The New Yorker to discuss his piece, “The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation,” on how a renowned British PR firm, Bell Pottinger, worked with dictators and oligarchs and deliberately inflamed racial tensions in South Africa—and destroyed itself in the process.

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