Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

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...The Issue is Whether we Want to Live in a Free Society or Whether we Want to Live Under What Amounts to a form of Self-Imposed Totalitarianism, with the Bewildered Herd Marginalized, Directed Elsewhere, Terrified, Screaming Patriotic Slogans, Fearing for Their Lives, and Admiring with Awe the Leader who Saved them from Destruction, While the Educated Masses Goose-Step on Command and Repeat the Slogans They're Supposed to Repeat and the Society Deteriorates at Home. We End Up Serving as a Mercenary Enforcer State, Hoping That others are Going ...
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...The Issue is Whether we Want to Live in a Free Society or Whether we Want to Live Under What Amounts to a form of Self-Imposed Totalitarianism, with the Bewildered Herd Marginalized, Directed Elsewhere, Terrified, Screaming Patriotic Slogans, Fearing for Their Lives, and Admiring with Awe the Leader who Saved them from Destruction, While the Educated Masses Goose-Step on Command and Repeat the Slogans They're Supposed to Repeat and the Society Deteriorates at Home. We End Up Serving as a Mercenary Enforcer State, Hoping That others are Going to Pay Us to Smash Up the World."

Beginning with the Creel Commission, the Woodrow Wilson-appointed committee that turned isolationist America into a war-hungry machine, master political analyst Noam Chomsky traces the history of American propaganda. Part of the Open Media Pamphlet Series. Size A. 64 pp. Author tour. Targeted ads.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781583226643
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2004
  • Series: Open Media Series
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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NOAM CHOMSKY is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
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Table of Contents

Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda 9
Early History of Propaganda 11
Spectator Democracy 14
Public Relations 22
Engineering Opinion 30
Representation As Reality 35
Dissident Culture 38
Parade of Enemies 42
Selective Perception 46
The Gulf War 53
The Journalist From Mars 69
About the Author 101
About Seven Stories Press 101
About Open Media Pamphlets and Books 102
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2003

    i'm sorry noam

    i'm sorry noam! you are truely a brillant man; but you are really off target. i have to respect your incredible intellect, but you have managed to write a bunch of truely irrational ideas. The facts on Saddam Hussein are wrong, and I also doubt he is fighting for justice and dislikes conflict.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2003

    Noam Chomsky just may be one of the only sane people left...

    Noam Chomsky is truly one of the most profoundly insightful intellectuals we have in this crazy day and age. Putting into perspective a world that doesn't make sense, alot of people have a hard time accepting the horrible facts as what they are, indisputable truths. Read it, then decide for yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2003

    this really is Johnathan Alkire

    great book!!!! Mr. Chomsky has opened my eyes once again!! That other review in my name was not written by me!!!.I loved this book, and I look up to Noam even more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2003

    A Wonderful Introduction to Chomsky

    Noam Chomsky has been telling it like it is since the early days of the Vietnam War. Media Control is a wonderful introduction to the professor's ideas. You can always expect ot get a history lesson with Prof. Chomsky, and the history of Propaganda in the United States is an insightful one. His arguments are sound and not just based on assumption. As Chomsky writes frequently, don't just trust him, look it up yourself. Think for yourself. This little book is a great way to start.

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