Upton Sinclair’s “The Brass Check”

Two guys talk about America’s most censored book

Author Ryan Holiday talks with Brasscheck

Sometimes people ask us where we got the name Brasscheck.

It’s a tribute to one of the most censored books in American history:

Upton Sinclair’s “The Brass Check” which quietly – very quietly – celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Brasscheck is also the name of a publicity company founded in 2012 by bestselling author Ryan Holiday. He seems to be one of the few people on earth who has actually read this book.

The powers-that-be didn’t burn “The Brass Check”. They just refused to review it or even mention it and spent decades ridiculing its author Upton Sinclair.

His sin: He exposed the corruption of the news media in greater detail than anyone else before or since.

Upton Sinclair was born September 20, 1878.

In a wise country, we would celebrate this day as Upton Sinclair Day.

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