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    DescriptionNoam Chomsky’s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy—one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky, "propaganda is to democracy as the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state," and the mass media is the primary vehicle for delivering propaganda in the United States. From an examination of how Woodrow Wilson’s Creel Commission "succeeded, within six months, in turning a pacifist population into a hysterical, war-mongering population," to Bush Sr.'s war on Iraq, Chomsky examines how the mass media and public relations industries have been used as propaganda to generate public support for going to war. Chomsky further touches on how the modern public relations industry has been influenced by Walter Lippmann’s theory of "spectator democracy," in which the public is seen as a "bewildered herd" that needs to be directed, not empowered; and how the public relations industry in the United States focuses on "controlling the public mind," and not on informing it. Media Control is an invaluable primer on the secret workings of disinformation in democratic societies. From the Audiobook Download edition.


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    Title
    Media Control
    Subtitle
    The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Noam Chomsky
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781583226643
    ISBN 10: 1583226648
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JPVN
    BISAC V2.8: POL004000
    LC classification: P
    DC21: 303.375
    Abridged Dewey: 302
    BISAC V2.8: POL035000, POL000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: POL039000
    Thema V1.0: JPV
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    Abridged
    Publisher
    Seven Stories Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Seven Stories Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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. From the Audiobook Download edition.