Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

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by Noam Chomsky
     
 

...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…  See more details below

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888363494
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Open Media Pamphlet Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.19(d)

Meet the Author

NOAM CHOMSKY is known throughout the world for his political and philosophical writings as well as for his groundbreaking linguistics work. He has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1955 and remains one of America's most uncompromising voices of dissent.

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Media Control 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No matter what this previous reviewer claims, this book is worthwhile. It discusses the various government projects that have been used to control public opinion. The book is intriguing, insightful, and honest. The wanton bitterness of the previous reviewer is perhaps credited to his own lack of achievement and resultant spitefulness toward Mr. Chomsky. The book does not use slanted information to persuade readers into thinking one way or the other; it's genuine.(Besides, it's so short that you can go sit at the store and read it quickly; that's what I did.) The lack of reviews can be attributed to the fact that bn.com has had problems with posting reviews. (I received specific directions on how to do so.) But it's much easier to assume that the absence of reviews directly equates to the lack of popularity than to actually think about what this book has to offer. So flock to the nearest B&N today and give it a try.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was amazing to watch a master of propaganda use every trick of the trade to create his own master propaganda work. This man has no enlightenment to offer but he does a wonderful job of proving that propaganda is not the sole province of the 'media'. Judging from the reviews, he also shows that propaganda is still highly effective! No wonder it's so popular. Thanks, Noam, for a lesson in master manipulation disguised as an exposee of the master manipulators! Incredible!