Democracy today is dominated by election campaigns, lobbyists, media, and political commentators, all using language to influence the way the public thinks about and interprets public issues. Despite this, many believe that propaganda and manipulation aren’t problems for society. In this two-part interview, Maria Armoudian discusses how propaganda works in democratic societies with Jason Stanley.

Jason Stanley is a Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He is an expert in the philosophy of language and the author of How Propaganda Works.

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