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The Last Days of Democracy

How Big Media and Power-Hungry Government are turning America into a Dictatorship

Tonight, we speak with Elliot D. Cohen about his startling book, why people aren’t seeing what’s going on, and how the country is being damaged by it.

About the Guest:

Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D. is an ethicist, media critic, and political analyst. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Applied Philosophy, ethics editor for Free Inquiry magazine, and the author or editor of many books in journalism, professional ethics, and philosophical counseling, including News Incorporated: Corporate Media Ownership and Its Threat to Democracy, Journalistic Ethics (with Deni Elliot), Philosophical Issues in Journalism, The New Rational Therapy: Thinking Your Way to Serenity, Success, and Profound Happiness, and What Would Aristotle Do? Self-Control through the Power of Reason. Dr Cohen has been a guest on such national venues as Ring of Fire, Majority Report, the Mike Malloy Show, and the Thom Hartmann Show, among others. He was the first prize recipient of the 2007 Project Censored Award for his investigative reporting on the corporate takeover of the Internet.

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The FRONTLINE documentary Mark referenced in this episode.


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