Letters from Lexington: Reflections on Propaganda

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The original edition of Letters from Lexington solidified Noam Chomsky's position as American's most distinguished critic of the media. In this new, updated edition, a new chapter, 'What Makes the Mainstream Media Mainstream', offers Chomsky's latest thinking on the role of the media in a rapidly changing world-especially in justifying U.S. government and corporate actions. Throughout the book, Chomsky's analyses of the politics of the Reagan and earlier Bush administrations offer a striking and surprisingly ...

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Overview

The original edition of Letters from Lexington solidified Noam Chomsky's position as American's most distinguished critic of the media. In this new, updated edition, a new chapter, 'What Makes the Mainstream Media Mainstream', offers Chomsky's latest thinking on the role of the media in a rapidly changing world-especially in justifying U.S. government and corporate actions. Throughout the book, Chomsky's analyses of the politics of the Reagan and earlier Bush administrations offer a striking and surprisingly prescient perspective on the events, key players, and policies that shape America's national agenda under the current presidency of George W. Bush and the 'War on Terrorism'. Letters from Lexington has been called 'an indispensable antidote to TV 'news' and the verities found in major daily newspapers such as The New York Times.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594510298
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Series: Series in Critical Narrative
  • Edition description: New Updated Edition
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the author recently of Hopes and Prospects (2010) and Power and Terror (Paradigm 2011). His articles and books revolutionized the contemporary study of linguistics and his political writings are widely read and translated throughout the world. In 2003 a profile of Chomsky in the New Yorker described his influence as one of the most cited scholars in history.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Edward S. Herman.
Introduction to the New Edition, by Donaldo Macedo.
Introduction, by Noam Chomsky.
What Makes the Mainstream Media Mainstream.
"The Middle East Lie."
Defensive Aggression.
The Sunday Times Makes for a Day of No Rest.
Notes on the Culture of Democracy.
Third World, First Threat.
"Yearning for Democracy."
Apostles of Nonviolence.
UN = US. Postscript: "Riding Moynihan's Hobby Horse."
Our "Sense of Moral Purpose."
"We the People."
Bringing Peace.
The Burdens of Responsibility.
The Death and Life of Stalinism.
Toxic Omissions.
"Fiendish Acts."
The PC Thought Police.
Rest in Peace.
Class Struggle as Usual.

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