Not a Conspiracy Theory: How Business Propaganda Hijacks Democracy

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Citizens often complain that their politicians are greedy, corrupt, double-talking, and unqualified—but the complaint that perhaps rouses the most anger is the most fundamental: the charge that politicians aren’t listening to their constituency. In Not a Conspiracy Theory, Gutstein posits that they may not be. In a deft treatise on the modern political machine, Gutstein describes the prolonged propaganda campaigns mounted by big business to change our minds on fundamental issues of social life. Arguing that ...

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Overview

Citizens often complain that their politicians are greedy, corrupt, double-talking, and unqualified—but the complaint that perhaps rouses the most anger is the most fundamental: the charge that politicians aren’t listening to their constituency. In Not a Conspiracy Theory, Gutstein posits that they may not be. In a deft treatise on the modern political machine, Gutstein describes the prolonged propaganda campaigns mounted by big business to change our minds on fundamental issues of social life. Arguing that politicians are more swayed by the corporate sector than we’d like to believe, Gutstein illuminates a troubling trend in modern politics, making this book a must-read for students of democracy, activists of any stripe, and citizens who want to wrest control of their government from the clutches of the business world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781554701919
  • Publisher: Key Porter Books
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Integration... Even Though We Don't Want It 13

Chapter 1A Analyzing the Deep-Integration Campaign 48

Chapter 2 The Propaganda Century 55

Chapter 3 American Roots: the Rise of the Corporate Propaganda System 86

Chapter 4 Building the Infrastructure: the 1970s and 1980s 118

Chapter 5 The Propaganda Machine in Action: the 1990s and Beyond 150

Chapter 6 Gateway to the Public Mind 190

Chapter 7 Delaying Action on Climate Change 227

Chapter 8 Killing Medicare... To Save It? 260

Chapter 9 Targeting Corporate Propaganda's Vulnerabilities 292

Endnotes 322

Bibliography 356

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