jill lepore

Two of the founders of modern politics

The one tool that rules us and in the darkness binds us

Propaganda allows our elites to easily and effectively govern us. Understanding the origins of the political system that rules us can help us break it.

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Understanding our political system: the how-to guide by its builders

Summary: Rarely does the news media run an article about our history that explains much about today’s America. Here’s the exception, from The New Yorker, about the origins of political consulting — and the formation of our current political system.  It was built by people who understand our weaknesses. We must understand it before planning …

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