Power and the Media
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In this article, the writer discusses that power in society is a complex set of forces, usually aligned in areas of business, government and media, which influence our lives. Yet power itself is ineffectual unless managed properly. It is inherently in the interests of the powerful to manage the perception of their power, increasing their actual power by making others awestruck, distracted or otherwise concerned with non-central issues. This paper starts with a Marxist interpretation of power to examine how people who manage perception increase the potency of power among certain groups in the world.
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