When we think about where spin comes from in the political process, the corridors of the nation’s Capitol naturally come to mind.
But Larry Tye says a direct connection to Vermont can be traced to the origins of spin as we know it today.
Tye is an author and Journalist for the Boston Globe. He wrote a 1998 biography about Edward Bernays called "The Father of Spin."
He’ll be talking about Bernays’ influence when he speaks Thursday in Manchester at Hildene for a symposium on the role of spin in Presidential elections.
Tye says Edward Bernays started out in the 1920’s as a huckster for products like Ivory soap, beer, and bacon– but then turned his talents to changing the way Americans viewed Vermont’s own Calvin Coolidge.