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Mei Ha

Mei Ha Chan
Associate Director
Library of Social Science
Howard Bloom is an American author. He was a publicist in the 1970s and 1980s for singers and bands such as Prince, Billy Joel, and Styx.

Bloom has been called “next in a lineage of seminal thinkers that includes Newton, Darwin, Einstein,[and] Freud,” by Britain’s Channel4 TV , “the next Stephen Hawking” by Gear Magazine, and “The Buckminster Fuller and Arthur C. Clarke of the new millennium” by Buckminster Fuller’s archivist.

Bloom is the author of The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History (“mesmerizing”—The Washington Post), Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century (“reassuring and sobering”—The New Yorker), The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism (“Impressive, stimulating, and tremendously enjoyable.” James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic), and The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates (“Bloom’s argument will rock your world.” Barbara Ehrenreich).

Video by Howard Bloom
Video by Howard Bloom Bloom was head of public relations for ABC records, and in 1976 founded the Howard Bloom Organization. One of most successful publicists of his generation, he represented Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Lionel Richie, Bette Midler, John Mellencamp—and many others.

He had a special relationship with Prince. The video presented here is a powerful statement on the nature and meaning of being an artist—in a mass-culture.

What Made Prince Prince? "I was his publicist for seven years. Here's a small part of what made him a star."

To watch the video, click the photo, or click here.

Book by Howard Bloom
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into The Forces of History

Paperback: 466 pages
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0871136643
ISBN-13: 978-0871136640

For information on how to order, click here.

The Lucifer Principle is a revolutionary work that explores the intricate relationships among genetics, human behavior, and culture to put forth the thesis that “evil” is a by-product of nature’s strategies for creation and that it is woven into our most basic biological fabric.

“Unlike anything you’ve ever read before. An act of astonishing intellectual courage.”
—Leon Uris

“Readers will be mesmerized by the mirror Bloom holds to the human condition, and dumbfounded by the fusillade of eclectic data that arrives with the swiftness and intensity of a furious tennis volley. His style is effortless, engaging, witty and brisk. He draws on a dozen years of research into a jungle of scholarly fields and meticulously supports every bit of information….”
—Washington Post

Excerpts from The Lucifer Principle: