New York University Professor speaks out: Mark Crispin Miller

A very interesting interview:


About

Mark Crispin Miller is a Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He is the author of several books, including Boxed In: The Culture of TV; The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder; Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney’s New World Order and Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform. He is also the editor of Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008. His essays and articles have appeared in many journals, magazines and newspapers throughout the nation and the world, and he has given countless interviews worldwide. Miller is the editor of Icons of America, a book series published by Yale University Press. Miller is now at work on The Marlboro Man: An American Success Story, to be published by Yale University Press in 2011. He is also editor of Discovering America, a new book series from the University of Texas Press. In 2004, Miller wrote Patriot Act, a show that he performed for six weeks at the New York Theater Workshop, co-starring with Steve Cuiffo. Miller earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1971, and his doctorate in English from Johns Hopkins University in 1977. Although he specialized in Renaissance literature, Miller is best known as a media critic. Before joining New York University, Miller served as director of film studies at Johns Hopkins University. Specialties: history of news in US; 1st Amendment misunderstandings; rise & fall of advertising; story of Marlboro Man; The Godfather, Chinatown & other cinematic masterpieces of 70s; history of propaganda; myth of “liberal bias"; need for media reform; victories of the Christian right; how US presidents have used media; 9/11 & the notion of “conspiracy theory”; the Gulf War, “Mission Accomplished” & other propaganda masterpieces; history of vote suppression & election fraud in US & need for electoral reform