Last week I relinked the book Rockefeller Medicine Men
It is said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
I agree with that thought. Though it would be a more valid and applicable statement if we had any real knowledge of history.
If it was not for reading the aformentioned book, I would never have known.
A nifty little pdf if your interested in some real Canadian or American history, for that matter
W.L. Mackenzie King: Rockefeller’s ‘other’ public relations counselor in Colorado
This study profiles William Lyon Mackenzie King’s role as a counselor to John D. Rockefeller
Jr. in the aftermath of the bitter 1913–1914 Colorado coal strike. Mackenzie King—not his more recognized counterpart, publicist Ivy Lee—provided many of the modern public relations ideas that Rockefeller eventually adopted to alleviate tensions and improve labor relations.
W. L. MacKenzie King would become Canada's Prime Minister, just seven years after this fortuitous job opportunity.
"Right Honourable"? As if a PR man is ever honourable!
The coal strike being referenced is none other then the notorious Ludlow bloodbath
Woody Guthrie recounts in song. Very effectively.
William Lyon MacKenzie was the PR man that smoothed this massacre over for the Rockefeller's