Author, professor, philosopher Jason Stanley stopped by the Just the Right Book studios to talk propaganda, how it works and how language influences the way we think and reason about public issues. The author of How Propaganda Works holds a PhD from MIT, has taught philosophy at Cornell, University of Michigan and Rutgers, and is now a professor of philosophy at Yale University.
Also in this episode, Roxanne gives us some of her favorite picks from the National Book Critics Circle Awards.
Books in this episode:
How Propaganda Works by Jason Stanley
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Soujourner Truth
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi