Bernays spells out his undemocratic vision for how democracies should be run: by manipulating the masses. This book went a long way towards my understanding of why people do things to hurt themselves and others while thinking that it's beneficial.
I also recommend checking out the BBC's "Century of the Self."
Aug 29, 2009
A facinating account by one who knew and performed the art of making people think this and that for various reasons. Reading this book may cause you to examine your believes and "needs" and decide whether they are genuinly yours or ideas imposed on you by someone else. Such knowledge is an important step to freedom.
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