You may have never heard of Edward Bernays, but he had your number. The father of public relations gave us the modern mass marketing campaign as well as making Sigmund Freud – his double uncle – a household name.
Maybe, just maybe, the trick to not falling for propaganda, fake news, and deceptive marketing practices that prey on our emotions has something to do with picking up Neil Postman’s premise in Amusing Ourselves to Death.
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