Episode

9/10 Michael Brooks on the Origins of Neoliberal Sociopolitical Culture w/ Liz Franczak

September 10, 2020

The Majority Report continues to look back at Michael Brooks’s career with a 2019 interview featuring Liz Franczak (@liz_franczak) to discuss her essay in the Baffler, “The Century of Spin,” and the origins of neoliberal sociopolitical culture. Liz Franczak recounts the story of Edward Bernays, who “pioneered the field of modern public relations after serving under Woodrow Wilson during World War I, overseeing propaganda initiatives aimed at selling the war to the public and maximizing recruiting efforts.”

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