Demagogic Populism and US Culture Industries: A Long Tradition
Jones, Paul K.
Frankfurt School conceptions of culture industry and demagogy are employed in a
synoptic historical analysis of the relation between demagogy and US culture
industries. A recent New York Times editorial critique of Donald Trump’s
demagogy is placed in a ‘tradition’ of tension between US high journalism and
demagogy dating from the 1920s. This period saw the near simultaneous
codification of professional editorial newspaper ethics and the rise of broadcast
demagogues like Father Charles...[Show more]
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