Necessary Illusions

Necessary Illusions

Thought Control in Democratic Societies

Book - 2003
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In his 1988 CBC Massey Lecture, Noam Chomsky inquires into the nature of the media in a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control. Specific cases are illustrated in detail, using the U.S. media primarily but also media in other societies. Chomsky considers how the media might be democratized (as part of the general problem of developing more democratic institutions) in order to offer citizens broader and more meaningful participation in social and political life.
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2003, c1989
ISBN: 9780887845741
0887845746
Branch Call Number: 302.23 CHO 1989 21
Characteristics: viii, 422 p

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22950006357453
Jul 05, 2014

reads like a goverment report. dry, clinical not for the layman

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sawyerjo
Jan 06, 2014

This book is amazing. Everyone should read this to understand what is going on in this world. Noam's ability to remove the filters and describe what is happening is second to none.

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Oct 20, 2008

poly sci from the left

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