Robert Skvarla

Robert Skvarla is a Philadelphia-based writer. His work has appeared in Diabolique Magazine, Atlas Obscura, and PhillyVoice. You can find him on Twitter at @RobertSkvarla.
Edward Bernays may be known as the Father of Public Relations, but you would not be mistaken if you thought of him as the Father of Lies. He was a bullshit artist par excellence who pioneered countless methods of deceiving the public. For Bernays—author of mind-control manuals like Propaganda and...