Recently there was a series of articles published in the Washington Post and New York Times about the Internet Research Agency or IRA. Both articles covered a recent congressional reports from Oxford’s Computational Propaganda Project. These guys are doing great work and it’s worth spending some time at their site. The reports mentioned in these articles… Read More The Red Scare
In recent posts I talked about the growing significance of Information operations. Or maybe I didn’t who really knows. But I’ve recently discovered a documentary called HYPERNORMALISATON by filmmaker Adam Curtis. I can’t say that I’m in love with the actual footage used in the film and the music is overpowering, but it is worth… Read More Is this real life?
I listened to a Ferris podcast recently called Getting out of your own way, where he interviewed Dave Elitch. During this interview he mentioned a man called Edward Bernays. That name sounded familiar to me so I turned around and looked at my book shelf in between other books on information warfare, or “public relations”… Read More Propaganda
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics) In all fairness, I had to read this book originally for school. However I’ve come to reference it often in my professional life. In this book Hoffer describes, in plain English, the conditions required to create a lasting social or political movement. One that will… Read More Book Review: True Believer-Eric Hoffer