November 22, 1891 – March 9, 1995
Edward Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud, is often called "the father of public relations". What was his biggest contribution to society?
Convincing Americans that fluoridated water is safe
Organizing the first media event for a US President, a pancake breakfast for Calvin Coolidge
Convincing women to smoke by calling cigarettes, "torches of liberty"
Convincing Americans that ballet is fun to watch
Helping overthrow the government of Guatemala on behalf of the United Fruit Company
Convincing America that bacon and eggs is the "true All-American" breakfast
A Jew who made the whole country eat bacon? We have to go without that one.
June 29, 2015