“How Does Propaganda Work?” with Guest Jason Stanley


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There is a fine line between political speech and propaganda, but where do we draw it, and are we always wrong to propagandize? Is there a natural division between spin and lies, and when is it acceptable to appeal to political emotions? On this episode, we cap off a tumultuous election by exploring the nature and morality of political speech, and ask how far is too far.

Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Prof of Philosophy at Yale University. He is the author numerous books, including How Propaganda Works, published in 2015. Most recently, he published How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.

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