In his 1988 CBC Massey Lecture, Noam Chomsky inquires into the nature of the media in a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control. Specific cases are illustrated in detail, using the U.S. media primarily but also media in other societies. Chomsky considers how the media might be democratized (as part of the general problem of developing more democratic institutions) in order to offer citizens broader and more meaningful participation in social and political life.
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Challenging even for radical minds
- Machine Learner
Changed my life
Its linear nature. The subject is a convoluted one but the author makes it easy to grasp what he's offering.
It's a plot twist on your life! I saw one review that said this book was "thought control," but it's just the opposite. This book will give you the tools needed to identify "thought control" when you see it, allowing you to form a worldview that is consistent with reality.
This book left me with a strong feeling of injustice. I think about its implications daily.
You don't know what you don't know. If you live in the west, especially the US, the importance of this book can't be stressed enough.