Joel Bakan

Preventing The Populace From Distinguishing Between Truth And Lies

Sean, on The Corporation: “The flaw in the movie's argument is that it is a product of a modern liberal ideology, and that ideology is based partly on the concept of John Stuart Mill's "Open Society," the free marketplace of ideas where the truth magically floats to the top of every debate. Thus, to invert Goebbels, if you tell enough people the truth enough times, they will believe you.