First Tuesdays Series: The Hidden Persuaders

McNally Robinson Bookstore
52 Prince St.
(between Lafayette and Mulberry)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 274-1160

Tuesday, Nov 6th @ 7:00 PM

Discussion of the 1957 classic,
Vance Packard’s
The Hidden Persuaders,
reissued by Ig Publishing with a new
introduction by Mark Crispin Miller

This monthly series hosted by author and activist Mark Crispin Miller features authors whose books tackle political and public issues from a stance outside the mainstream. Tonight’s conversation focuses on Vance Packard’s The Hidden Persuaders, originally published in 1957 and reissued by Ig Publishing for its 50th anniversary. Packard’s pioneering and prescient work was the first book to expose the hidden world of “motivation research,” the psychological technique that advertisers use to probe minds in order to control our actions as consumer, and to show how the insidious manipulation practices that have come to dominate today’s corporate-driven world began in the 1950s. Mark Crispin Miller wrote the introduction to this new edition, and leads tonight’s conversation about how our thoughts and feelings are manipulated by business, media, and politicians.

Post comment

Forbidden Bookshelf

Forbidden Bookshelf

“While We Were Sleeping”

While We Were Sleeping is an urgent call to save Greenwich Village from New York University's uncontrolled expansion.

Click here to donate to NYUFASP and receive a copy of "While We Were Sleeping: NYU and the Destruction of New York" (minimum donation to receive a book is $10 plus $8 shipping).

Orwell Rolls In His Grave, featuring MCM – Buy the DVD

About News From Underground

News From Underground is a daily e-news service run by Mark Crispin Miller, a Professor of Culture and Communication at NYU. It is based on his belief that academics, like reporters, have a civic obligation to help keep the people well-informed, so that American democracy might finally work.

If you'd like to receive updates delivered to your inbox daily, sign up for News From Underground Alerts:

Help News From Underground!

Message from Mark: "I am a one-man operation, although assisted greatly by some volunteers, and, now and then, by people paid by others for one-time projects. There is no shortage of skilled, dedicated folks out there who want to help me. There is, however, nothing I can pay them with, unless you decide you can contribute something."

Please donate via the PayPal button above or via PayPal by email to:

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Popular Posts


Need a bigger font size?

Sponsored Links

  • Your link could be here too, contact us for pricing details.