Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media


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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media is the companion book to the celebrated film of the same name about world-renowned linguist and social theorist Noam Chomsky.

Winner of 15 international awards, Manufacturing Consent played commercially to packed theatres in over 300 cities worldwide and aired on national TV in 15 countries. At the box office, it is the most successful Canadian documentary in history.

The film charts the life of America’s most famous dissident, from his boyhood days running his uncle’s newsstand in Manhattan to his current role as outspoken social critic.

This companion volume explores the breadth of Chomsky’s thought, from his pioneering work in linguistics, to his radical politics, to his analysis of professional sports.

A complete transcript of the film is complemented by key excerpts from the writings, interviews and correspondence of Chomsky, co-author Edward S. Herman, and others. Also included are further exchanges between Chomsky and his critics, additional historical and biographical material, filmmakers’ notes, a resource guide, and 300 stills from the film.

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media has been designed to help readers easily survey the breadth of Chomsky’s thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551640037
Publisher: Black Rose Books
Publication date: 02/01/1994
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 1,244,255
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Notes on Process

I. The Man

Early Influences

Vietnam - A Turning Point

On His Role

II. The Media

Thought Control in Democratic Societies

A Propaganda Model

The Gulf "War"

A Case Study - Cambodia and East Timor

Concision - A Structural Constraint

"Sports Rap with Noam Chomsky"

A Cabal of Anti-Conspiricists

Media in Media, Pennsylvania

Alternative Media

III. The Linguist

Basic Premises

Nim Chimpsky: Chimpanzee

And the Elusive Connection to His Politics

IV. The Social Order

On Education

Anarchism/Libertarian Socialism

Resistance and Critical Analysis

V. The Critics (Media-Based)

William F. Buckley, Jr. - "Firing Line"

David Frum - Journalist, Washington Post

Jeff Greenfield - Producer, "Nightline"

Karl E. Meyer - Editorial Writer, The New York Times

Peter Worthington - Editor, The Ottawa Sun

VI. The Critics (Other Elites)

Fritz Bolkestein - Former Dutch Minister of Defense

Michel Foucault - Philosopher

Yossi Olmert - Tel Aviv University

John Silber - President, Boston University

Tom Wolfe - Author

The Frat Man From Laramie

L'affaire Faurisson: An Issue of Peculiar Persistence

V. The Middle East

Support for Palestinian Rights

After the Accord

VI. Central America

Invasion of Panama


El Salvador

VII. The Film

Chomsky's Reactions

Dedication to Emile de Antonio

Production Chronology

Who's in the Film

The Filmmakers

Festivals and Awards

How to Order the Film

Resource Guide


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