THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those
who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
I know this topic is well known among the ATS community, but this is a good abridged documentary about Noam Chomsky's and Edward Herman's ideas on
propaganda. This is 50 minutes while the original is several hours.
Chomsky and Herman wrote a classic book called Manufacturing Consent in 1988. They pretty much laid out the control the mainstream media has over
contemporary thought, political opinion, and government policy. This video is a good introduction to the ideas of mass control.
Wiki article on the book Manufacturing Consent.
Sorry I could not find a full text version. I have uploaded it a few times on Scribd and Issuu, but it gets taken down.
Here is an article from 2008 with Herman discussing the ideas he
presented in 1988 in the current context.
Hello. I have Manufacturing Consent but I haven't started reading it. I have seen the video though. What do you think about the allegations of video
fakery on September 11? Are you a Chomsky enthusiast? Chomsky is very intelligent. What do you make of his support for Professor Robert Faurisson? Are
you familiar with Webster G. Tarpley? Thank you
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.