From Mark Crispin Miller’s introduction to The Hidden Persuaders.

The history of America since the Civil War is, in large part, a history of conquest by commercial advertising. The decades have sen more and more of it, appearing in more places than it ever was before, with more and more of it brilliantly designed, and more efficiently compressed, and more ingeniously disguised as something else.

Emphasis, Sneak ADtack.

John R. Carroll is media analyst for NPR's Here & Now and senior news analyst for WBUR in Boston. He also writes at Campaign Outsider and It's Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.
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