In the Brainwashing, Propaganda and Rhetoric course I teach, I discuss how just an organization does not have to be secret to exert great power. You just use loaded virtue words and in practice do the opposite.
Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his four books:
From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning
Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World
Co-Authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn
Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present and Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized
He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia WA.