When Someone Sees All of This Coming a Decade Ago…

APR 19, 2010 Crystal Ball by Chris Hedges Truthdig "It is very similar to late Weimar Germany,” Noam Chomsky told me when I called him at his office in Cambridge, Mass. “The parallels are striking. There was also tremendous disillusionment with the parliamentary system. The most striking fact about Weimar was not that the Nazis managed … Continue reading When Someone Sees All of This Coming a Decade Ago…

The Propaganda Model Today: Filtering Perception and Awarenesses

Read the book free or download it here The Propaganda Model Today Filtering Perception and Awareness Joan Pedro-Carañana , Daniel Broudy , Jeffery Klaehn (eds.) Part of the Critical, Digital and Social Media Studies series.  Read Book While the individual elements of the propaganda system (or filters) identified by the Propaganda Model (PM) – ownership, advertising, sources, flak, and anti-communism – are the … Continue reading The Propaganda Model Today: Filtering Perception and Awarenesses

Manufacturing Consent revisited

A Listening Post special marking 30 years since the publication of Manufacturing Consent and its relevance today. Al Jazeera Dec 22, 2018 https://youtu.be/pf-tQYcZGM4 There is an exquisite and oft-quoted moment in an interview between BBC journalist Andrew Marr and Noam Chomsky in which Marr asks: "How can you know that I'm self-censoring?". "I'm not saying … Continue reading Manufacturing Consent revisited

Lessons From Chomsky

Some things I’ve learned from his writings… by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Dec 7, 2018 It has been 50 years since Noam Chomsky first became a major public figure in the United States, after publishing his essay “The Responsibility of Intellectuals,” which argued that American academics had failed in their core duty to responsibly inquire … Continue reading Lessons From Chomsky

Here’s why Americans know so much about sports but so little about world affairs

The way the system is set up, there is virtually nothing people can do anyway to influence the real world. What the World is Really Like: Who Knows It — and Why by Noam Chomsky QUESTION: You’ve written about the way that professional ideologists and the mandarins obfuscate reality. And you have spoken — in … Continue reading Here’s why Americans know so much about sports but so little about world affairs

Moral Depravity Defines US Politics

Noam Chomsky Truthout Nov 21, 2018 The US midterm elections of November 6, 2018, produced a divided Congress and essentially reaffirmed the existence of two nations in one country. But they also revealed, once again, the deep state of moral and political depravity that prevails in the country’s political culture — at least insofar as … Continue reading Moral Depravity Defines US Politics