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.