The 1988 CBC Massey Lectures, "Necessary Illusions"

Noam Chomsky inquires into the nature of the media in a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control. Noam Chomsky considers how the media might be democratized in order to offer citizens broader and more meaningful participation in social and political life.Noam Chomsky was born...

Noam Chomsky inquires into the nature of the media in a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control.

Noam Chomsky considers how the media might be democratized in order to offer citizens broader and more meaningful participation in social and political life.

Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His undergraduate and graduate years were spent at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his PhD in linguistics in 1955. He joined the staff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955 and in 1961 was appointed full professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. Noam Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy.

Necessary Illusions is published by House of Anansi.



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