Will the Real Puppetmasters please stand up?

Prof. Olasky writes about an interview he conducted with Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays. During this interview Mr. Bernays shares the following, “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.”

Wow… As Olasky points out, some elements within the political apparatus accuse religious fundamentalists (“fundies” for short) of trying to do this very thing which Mr. Bernays states as necessity within a democracy. So the question really isn’t about manipulation or lack thereof but rather about who’s doing the manipulation, interesting.

Click here to read Dr. Olasky’s column.

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