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John Stauber (1953 - ) is an American writer and political activist who has co-authored five books about propaganda by governments, private interests and the PR industry. They include one book about how industry manipulates science (Trust Us, We're Experts), one about the history and current scope of the public relations industry (Toxic Sludge is Good for You), and one about mad cow disease (Mad Cow USA), which predicted the surfacing of the disease within the United States.

In July 2003 Stauber and Sheldon Rampton wrote Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq, which argued that the Bush administration deceived the American public into supporting the war. In 2004, the two co-authored Banana Republicans, which argued that the Republican Party is turning the U.S. into a one-party state. The book argues that the far-right and its functionaries in the media, lobbying establishment and electoral system are undermining dissent and squelching pluralistic politics in the United States. In 2006 the two wrote The Best War Ever: Lies, Damned Lies, and the Mess in Iraq, which builds upon the arguments they posited in Weapons of Mass Deception.

Stauber is the founder and executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, which sponsors PR Watch and SourceWatch. Since the 1960s, he has worked with public interest, consumer, family farm, environmental and community organizations at the local, state and national level. He edits and writes for the Center's quarterly newsmagazine, PR Watch. He is also a member of the Liberty Tree Board of Advisers.

Stauber grew up in a conservative Republican household in Marshfield, Wisconsin, but the war in Vietnam turned him into an anti-war and environmental activist while still in high school.
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Total Books: 13
The Best War Ever Lies Damned Lies and the Mess in Iraq
2006 - The Best War Ever Lies Damned Lies and the Mess in Iraq (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781585425099
ISBN-10: 1585425095
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Toxic Sludge is Good for You
2004 - Toxic Sludge Is Good for You (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781841199542
ISBN-10: 1841199540
Genre: Business & Money
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Banana Republicans
2004 - Banana Republicans (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781841199467
ISBN-10: 184119946X
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Banana Republicans How the Right Wing Is Turning America into a One-Party State
2004 - Banana Republicans How the Right Wing Is Turning America Into a One-party State (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781585423422
ISBN-10: 1585423424
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 17

Mad Cow USA
2004 - Mad Cow Usa (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781567511109
ISBN-10: 1567511104
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

Weapons of Mass Deception The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq
2003 - Weapons of Mass Deception the Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781585422760
ISBN-10: 1585422762
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 11

Weapons of Mass Deception The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq
2003 - Weapons of Mass Deception the Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781841198378
ISBN-10: 1841198374
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Weapons of Mass Deception The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq
2003 - Weapons of Mass Deception the Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780965492386
ISBN-10: 0965492389
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Trust Us We're Experts How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future
2002 - Trust Us We're Experts How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781585421398
ISBN-10: 1585421391
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 5

Trust Us We're Experts How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles With Your Future
Mad Cow USA  Could the Nightmare Happen Here
1997 - Mad Cow Usa Could the Nightmare Happen Here (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781567511116
ISBN-10: 1567511112
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Toxic Sludge Is Good for You Lies Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry
1995 - Toxic Sludge Is Good for You Lies Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781567510607
ISBN-10: 1567510604
Genre: Business & Money
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Toxic Sludge is Good For You  Lies Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry