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Manufacturing Consent

Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky

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Manufacturing Consent reveals how the upper class controls and skews the news to get the masses to believe whatever serves them best.

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Manufacturing Consent

Manufacturing Consent

by Edward S. Herman

Overview

Every day, billions of people worldwide check the news to stay up to date on what's going on in the world. But how much is the media really telling us? And does it have another purpose besides informing?

First published in 1988, this book by MIT linguist Noam Chomsky and University of Pennsylvania economist Edward S. Herman explores how the for-profit structure of mainstream media leads to bias and hidden agendas. Now considered a classic of media criticism, Manufacturing Consent will teach you to look behind the curtain.

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Education is a system of imposed ignorance.

- Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

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