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John Maxwell Hamilton

John Maxwell Hamilton

John Maxwell Hamilton is a global fellow with the Wilson Center, serves on the faculty for Louisiana State University, and is author of Manipulating the Masses: Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of American Propaganda (2020).

Articles and Events

Columnists and Calumny
Books

Columnists and Calumny

Journalists have long sought to fight off outside interference in press liberties. But two books about the history of the free press show there's a longstanding concern about "press-lying."

John Maxwell Hamilton
Unconfident Continent
Books

Unconfident Continent

In American Republics, Alan Taylor sticks to the dark side of early American history.

John Maxwell Hamilton
A Real History of Fake News

A Real History of Fake News

It has a long, not-so-illustrious past.

John Maxwell Hamilton, Heidi Tworek
The Elmer’s Treatment

The Elmer’s Treatment

The U.S. government shares vast amounts of information with the public, a touch of glue to help hold a skeptical polity together.

John Maxwell Hamilton, Kevin R. Kosar