Designed for classroom use, this 6-volume set employs innovative techniques to explore Chomsky's theories on mass media and modern thought control. Titles in this series: A Propaganda Model of the Media: How governments, corporations and other elites manufacture the consent of the public to serve their interests (43 min. 1 sec.); A Case Study: Cambodia and East Timor: The background for the fighting and atrocities that took place in Cambodia and East Timor and the media coverage of these events (28 min. 25 sec.); Concision: No Time for New Ideas: The implications of the structure and format of television, especially the consequences of concision (14 min. 37 sec.); Holocaust Denial Vs. Freedom of Speech: Chomsky's defense of the civil rights of Robert Faurisson, a French intellectual who was suspended from his university post because he could not be protected from violence as a result of publishing revisionist literature minimizing Nazi atrocities during World War II (11 min. 54 sec.); Noam Chomsky; Personal Influences: The formative influences in Noam Chomsky's life--those factors which enabled him to become a politically engaged intellectual (27 min. 34 sec.); and Toward a Vision of a Future Society: Chomsky believes we must move beyond the myths of modern industrial civilization and the privileged elites who dominate mass communication, and instead foster the interests of a truly global community (22 min. 54 sec.).
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