Chomsky's classic back-pocket primer on U.S. government propaganda and media bias, now available in an edition expanded to include his comments regarding media coverage of terrorism and U.S. foreign policy in a post-September 11 world.
since September 11th 2001.
... The Issue is Whether We Want to Live in a Free Society or Whether We Want to Live Under What Amounts to a Form of Self-Imposed Totalitarianism, With the Bewildered Herd Marginalized, Directed Elsewhere, Terrified, Screaming Patriotic Slogans, Fearing for Their Lives, and Admiring with Awe the Leader Who Saved them from Destruction, While the Educated Masses Goose-Step on Command and Repeat the Slogans They're Supposed to Repeat and the Society Deteriorates at Home. We End Up Serving as a Mercenary Enforcer State, Hoping that Others are Going to Pay us to Smash Up the World."
Noam Chomsky is a world-renowned linguist and political activist. He is author of, among numerous other books, Profit over People and the international best-seller (currently available in 26 foreign markets) 9-11, which has more than 400,000 copies in print.
"Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state." - Noam Chomsky