We are governed, our minds are molded

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We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.

Edward L. Bernays

November 21, 1891 – March 8, 1995
Edward Louis Bernays was an Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, referred to in his obituary as "the father of public relations". Bernays was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life. He was the subject of a full length biography by Larry Tye called The Father of Spin (1999) and later an award-winning 2002 documentary for the BBC by Adam Curtis called The Century of the Self.