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Necessary illusions: thought control in democratic societies [electronic resource] / Noam Chomsky.

Chomsky, Noam. (Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780887848681 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0887848680 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : House of Anansi Press : 1995.

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Summary, etc.: 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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Subject: Mass media > Influence.
Mass media > Political aspects.
Mass media > United States > Influence.
Mass media > Political aspects > United States.
Electronic books.

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