I just stumbled across an old video on YouTube and I think it is worth sharing. The video is about the origin of the Public Relations industry in the US and why the modern democratic societies need to be manipulated.

As it turns out, the free public mind is one of the greatest threats to many corporations and political regimes as it could easily destroy their long-term goals, ideologies and operations. Chomsky also says that the idea of democracy gives an enormous, anarchic power to the regular people, which could be quite harmful to the society in general. Actually, propaganda is one of the Chomsky’s favorite topics as he wrote many books about it – Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media and Propaganda and The Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky. Great reads for those who are interested.