Lecture Description

The talk surveys the role of spin in American politics from Theodore Roosevelt to the present day. It starts with TR’s efforts to make the presidency the seat of policymaking by galvanizing public opinion on behalf of his causes and looks at the innovations in practice and method that developed over the decades. It also examines the public reactions to these developments, showing the concerns about spin to be, at bottom, concerns about democracy.


Politics Presidential

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