Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies by Noam Chomsky

Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies

byNoam Chomsky

Paperback | September 2, 1995

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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.

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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 t...

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Title:Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic SocietiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.63 × 5.63 × 1.27 inPublished:September 2, 1995Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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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.