Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies

Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies

by Noam Chomsky

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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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ISBN-13: 9780887848681
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Publication date: 09/02/1995
Series: CBC Massey Lectures
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Lexile: 1670L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Noam Chomsky is an internationally acclaimed linguistics scholar, author, and political radical. Visit Noam Chomsky's website:

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