The ‘Power of Glamour’ in politics

Glamour can play an important role in the world of politics and public policy — for good or ill. Virginia Postrel, author of The Power of Glamour, discussed the intersection of glamour and politics during a presentation today for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.

In the video clip below, Postrel discusses the glamour associated with Barack Obama’s first run for the White House in 2008.

2:15 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 55:17 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...