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Necessary illusions : thought control in democratic societies

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Boston, MA : South End Press, ©1989.
Series: Massey lectures series.; CBC Massey lectures, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an essential introduction to the "propaganda model" of media analysis. Chomsky offers a message of hope, reminding us that resistance is possible, necessary and effective.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noam Chomsky
ISBN: 0896083667 9780896083660 0896083675 9780896083677
OCLC Number: 19457706
Description: viii, 422 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Democracy and the media --
Containing the enemy --
The bounds of th expressible --
Adjuncts of government --
The utility of interpretations --
Appendix I. The propaganda model: some methodological considerations --
On critical balance --
Appendix II. The containment doctrine --
The red scare --
Appendix III. The sanctity of borders --
Appendix IV. The craft of "historical engineering" --
The obligation of silence --
The summits --
The media and international opinion --
Demolishing the accords --
Appendix V. The U.S. and Costa Rican democracy --
"The evil scourge of terrorism" --
Heroes and devils --
The "peace process" in the Middle East --
The best defense --
La Prensa and its colleagues --
"The courage to preserve civil liberties" --
The continuing struggle.
Series Title: Massey lectures series.; CBC Massey lectures, 1988.
Responsibility: Noam Chomsky.

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This is an essential introduction to the "propaganda model" of media analysis. Chomsky offers a message of hope, reminding us that resistance is possible, necessary and effective.

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