Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies

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Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies

by Noam Chomsky

House Of Anansi Press Inc | September 2, 1995 | Trade Paperback

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In his national bestselling 1988 CBC Massey Lectures, 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8.63 × 5.63 × 1.27 in

Published: September 2, 1995

Publisher: House Of Anansi Press Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887845746

ISBN - 13: 9780887845741

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Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies

by Noam Chomsky

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8.63 × 5.63 × 1.27 in

Published: September 2, 1995

Publisher: House Of Anansi Press Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887845746

ISBN - 13: 9780887845741

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In his national bestselling 1988 CBC Massey Lectures, 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.

About the Author

Born in Philadelphia, Noam Chomsky is an internationally acclaimed linguistics scholar, author, and political radical. A self-proclaimed anarchist, Chomsky has established an irreverence towards authority characterized by political activism. Currently a professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chomsky is the author of numerous books, including Towards a New Cold War, Turning the Tide, The Culture of Terrorism, Manufacturing Consent (with E.S. Herman), 9-11, Media Control, and Hegemony or Survival.

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Noam Chomsky examines the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in a political system where population control cannot be disciplined by force and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control. In Necessary Illusions, he considers how the media might be democratized in order to offer citizens a broader and more meaningful participation in social and political life.
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