Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century: Media, Politics, and the Struggle for Post-Capitalist Democracy

Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century: Media, Politics, and the Struggle for Post-Capitalist Democracy

by Robert W. McChesney

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ISBN-13: 9781583674789
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication date: 01/22/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of The Political Economy of Media, Communication Revolution, The Problem of the Media, and Rich Media, Poor Democracy.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

1 America, I Do Mind Dying 13

Part 1 Putting the Politics Back in Political Economy

2 After the Nader Campaign: The Future of U.S. Left Electoral Politics 30

3 A New New Deal under Obama? 51

4 The Wisconsin Uprising 62

5 This Isn't What Democracy Looks Like 70

Part 2 Money Doesn't Talk, It Swears

6 The U.S. Imperial Triangle and Military Spending 102

7 The Penal State in an Age of Crisis 120

Part 3 Media and Politics

8 The State of Media and Media Reform 138

9 Walter Lippmann and the Crisis of Journalism 160

10 The Personal Is Political: My Career in Public Radio 173

Part 3 Bringing It All Back Home

11 The Cultural Apparatus of Monopoly Capital 188

12 A Sharp Left Turn for the Media Reform Movement 219

Notes 237

Index 263

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