With thousands of advertisements seen by Americans every day, and a corporate media that reinforces the needs of Empire, propaganda in the U.S. is more pervasive and effective than ever before.

The manipulation of public opinion through suggestion can be traced back to the father of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, who discovered that preying on the subconscious mind was the best way to sell products people don't need, and wars people don't want. To get a deeper understanding of how propaganda functions in today's society, Abby Martin interviews Professor Mark Crispin Miller, professor of Media Studies at New York University.

Dr. Mark Crispin Miller: www.markcrispinmiller.com

The Empire Files: www.theempirefiles.tv

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