What follows on
this page is the fascinating "The Century of Self" (2002), a four-part
video mini-series about the history of "spin," consumerism, mass
psychology, and the role of propaganda in politics, social movements,
cultural attitudes, and consumption.
Essays and books pertinent to this series:
Part I: The series begins with the career of Sigmund Freud's nephew,
Edward L. Bernays, described by Publisher's Weekly as "arguably the
most influential publicist of the 20th century." For more information
about this man, read the book, "The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays and The Birth of
Public Relations," by Larry Tye.
Part III: See the article Carl Rogers and the IHM Nuns.
Part III has brief,
non-sexual nudity and language that might offend the sensitive.