Media Control - Post-9/11 Edition : The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda Paperback
by Noam Chomsky
Part of the Open Media Pamphlet S. series
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
- Publication Date: 01/09/2002
- Category: Media studies
- ISBN: 9781583225363
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Review by the.ken.petersen
READ IT!!!!That really is all that needs to be said and, for once, the use of a plethora of exclamation marks is justified: indeed, one could argue that I haven't used nearly enough.Having said that 'Read It!!!' is all that needs to be said, I have never let the superfluity of my words halt a stream of verbiage, and I am not about to start. This is more a pamphlet, than a book, reaching only 100 pages. Do not let this fool you, I have struggled through works of a thousand plus pages and been less enlightened at the conclusion. The section upon the early history of propaganda is only two pages but, were I to learn it word for word, my input to any discussion of media control would be improved exponentially.The author, Noam Chomsky, is American and the book concentrates upon American media. This would usually be a downside to the arguments but, in this case, the parallels between Britain and US media control are so close that the points are accentuated rather than diminished. This really is a must read work.