How to Control What People Think

By Obtain Eudaimonia

In the video below, Obtain Eudaimonia animates a book review for Edward Bernays’ book Propaganda and how the government latched onto the idea of using propaganda during peace time to manipulate thee population.



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4 Comments on "How to Control What People Think"

  1. Bad example at the one minute mark: A “good example of propaganda” is a “campaign to improve pubic health through vaccination.” Oops.

    How about making a decision based on reasoning and open source information? That’s the ideal of a market of ideas where unfettered access creates a constant annealing, feedback-correcting process to find the most accurate and reliable “answer”.

    • Yes, complete BS. If it is such a great idea, it can stand up to scrutiny based on real history, real facts, etc. It needs propaganda to prop it up because it lacks a solid foundation.

    • Obtain Eudaimonia | October 29, 2015 at 11:39 am | Reply

      Hi, just for the record the vaccination example is one that Bernays gives in the book, rather than one I created myself. I tried to review the book with a neutral tone throughout.

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