logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda - Noam Chomsky
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
by: (author)
4.00 30
Noam 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... show more
Noam 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.
show less
ISBN: 9781583225363 (1583225366)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Pages no: 100
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Amr7assan
Amr7assan rated it
4.0 السيطرة على الإعلام: الإنجازات الهائلة للبروباجندا
كتاب رائع وقيم لتشومسكي يبين كيفية تهيئة الرأي العام ليوافق على امور ويقتنع بها وهو لا يرغبها بالاساس عن طريق الاعلام...وكيف يتم تصنيف المواطنين الى طبقتين الطبقة الاولى : طبقة متخصصة يحللون وينفذون القرارات ويديرون الامور فى النظم السياسية والاقتصادية والاجتماعية وتلك نسبة ضئيلة من السكانالطبقة الث...
amrhosny54943
amrhosny54943 rated it
4.0 السيطرة على الإعلام: الإنجازات الهائلة للبروباجندا
كتاب رائع وقيم لتشومسكي يبين كيفية تهيئة الرأي العام ليوافق على امور ويقتنع بها وهو لا يرغبها بالاساس عن طريق الاعلام...وكيف يتم تصنيف المواطنين الى طبقتين الطبقة الاولى : طبقة متخصصة يحللون وينفذون القرارات ويديرون الامور فى النظم السياسية والاقتصادية والاجتماعية وتلك نسبة ضئيلة من السكانالطبقة الث...
The Curious Curator's Book Blog
The Curious Curator's Book Blog rated it
4.0 Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
I was familiar with Noam Chomsky's ideas, from references and such, but I hadn't actually read any of his books. Not knowing where to start, I chose this one purely for convenience. Even though the writing could be better - there were lots of repetitions and the writing in general didn't feel proper...
Other editions (8)
Books by Noam Chomsky
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?