War propaganda works by making you too mad to stop and think that maybe it's not true
On a Left Forum panel in 2017, I made this point about the US propaganda over Syria—and a professor in the audience flipped out, and thereby proved me right
Now that the COVID propaganda has been suddenly displaced by the (war) propaganda over Russia and Ukraine, I feel it’s relevant to share this video of my attempted talk on propaganda some five years ago, and its furious interruption by a New-York-Times-deluded academic in the audience.
Excellent rebuttal to the interruption, and a great demonstration of the point.
Thank you for sharing this. The timing is perfect (as was the interruption). I hope that some of the students who had the opportunity to learn from you in person will pick up the sword and continue the journey. And as a public speaker, I cannot help but admire your composure and deft handling of the diversion with such eloquence and grace. I tip my hat.