In his 1988 CBC Massey Lecture, 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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Every so often I come across a book that changes the way I see the world. I'm still seeing the same things in the media, but now I have a constant awareness of the potential missing facts in a story. It won't eliminate the box, but it should help you think outside of it.
I'd recommend a paper version. The audio book's narrator will put anyone to sleep. Slow. Inexpressive.
The contents of the book, yes. Paper version.
Anyone else! Robin Bloodworth did a great job with Noam's work. I'd recommend Robin to redo all of the Chomsky's books on Audible.
It's hard to say. The book was nigh unbearable to watch. Buying the paper version.
Kevin Stillwell does no favors to Chomsky's work.
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