Noam Chomsky: Alternative Media Are Extraordinarily Useful, But Under Attack From Silicon Valley’s Advertising Model

by Robert Hackett, National Observer February 23, 2019 he elegant simplicity of his campus office — a small round table with several straight-backed chairs, a laptop on an uncluttered desk — contrasts with his reputation as one of the world’s leading public intellectuals. Now aged 90, Noam Chomsky continues to write, and is co-teaching a course … Continue reading Noam Chomsky: Alternative Media Are Extraordinarily Useful, But Under Attack From Silicon Valley’s Advertising Model

What is Anarcho-Capitalism?

Anarcho-Capitalism, American Libertarianism, and Free Market Fundamentalism are All Basically the Same Thing: Fancy Sounding Words for Legalizing Global Theft and Authoritarian Thuggery "Anarcho-capitalism, in my opinion, is a doctrinal system which, if ever implemented, would lead to forms of tyranny and oppression that have few counterparts in human history. There isn't the slightest possibility … Continue reading What is Anarcho-Capitalism?

Noam Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes

C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky TruthOut Jan 30, 2019 A quick glance around the world today reveals that politics almost everywhere — from the federal government shutdown in the US to the power struggle in Venezuela and from Macron’s crisis in France and UK’s Brexit nightmare to the Israeli-Iranian rivalry – are engulfed in a … Continue reading Noam Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes

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