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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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Journal of American Studies


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