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on 10 June 2011
The book proved (to me at least) that since WW2 governments have used many of the techniques used by the Nazis in their various campaigns.

Want to understand how illegal wars have been started in the middle east without people even understanding that it was illegal in the first place? Read this book.

Want to remain in the dark about how certain media groups are spoon feeding us all poisonous information that is destroying humanity from the core? Don't read this book, you'd probably find it scary anyway.

Chomsky shows you facts that are provable. It's not about theory.

After reading this book I found myself noticing more and more the devices used to cultivate mass acceptance of a grotesque agenda of the powers that be, which includes theft, betrayal and, not least of all, murder.

If it were up to me, everyone would have access to this information from the day they learnt to read and understand words.
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on 11 November 2012
This little book (/primer) is a very concise presentation of the control on modern western society. Although it is mainly aimed towards Americans in its content, it is extremely relevant to the rest of the world; not only in the sense of americas involvement in foreign affairs, but in introspective consideration of ones own 'democratic' country.
If you are at all interested in world affairs, it's important to keep an open mind. Chomsky presents a number of examples of media control and its affect on the punter in a very transparent way, and does so without pushing any ideals he holds himself; other than to use your cognitive capacities to see things the way they really are.
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on 16 July 2010
Here is yet another book by the very important brave Linguistics and philosphy writer and commentator, exposing many ways and times where the world media, usually in the west, have distorted, censored, changed or focused our attention and news to suit the interests of the state, governments and businesses instead of the greater society.
Truly facinating but short book to start with from the highly respected thinker and commentator.
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on 26 February 2018
explains the way things are
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on 5 April 2018
Relevant
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on 12 September 2010
A short introduction to media bias and how a story can be (and often is) twisted to suit political agendas. So many stories go unreported and so many are reported mixed with lies. It shows that real investigative journalism is a thing of the past and that the media is a powerful tool for public relations, used to control the mases. The book, as short as it is, provides enough to wet your appetite and want to go on to read more about the topic. Bravo Mr Chomsky
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on 25 February 2018
Very good small book on the media.
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on 15 October 2013
Just started to read Noam Chomsky, he his highly rated as one or the best truthseekers out there. Have seen him on a number of TV shows and always seems to be sincere with what he talks about. Like this so far.
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on 26 November 2015
Nothing new really, don't trust what you read in the paper. There is always an agenda, and not necessarily in the interest of the people.
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on 1 January 2014
As expected, logical argument, well written.
One star less because it covers exclusively the influencing of public opinion on supporting a certain foreign policy. I was hoping for a wider scope, based on the title.
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