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[Quote No.35802] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"The new age of education is programmed for discovery rather than instruction. Art as radar environment, radar feedback, early warning system: the antennae of the race." - Marshall McLuhan

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[Quote No.35803] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. [The key is to encourage your own curiosity about understanding the world and those parts that particularly interest you and teach yourself - becoming self-taught, an autodidactic, as all successes ultimately are. Googling and the world-wide web make this easier than ever before to ask a question and then find many answers to study and then choose from.]" - Albert Einstein

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[Quote No.35804] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker... I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old. [Develop your interests and curiosity and it is impossible not to become knowledgeable about those areas as you explore them, becoming self-taught in them, an autodidactic, as all successful people ultimately are as they follow their interests and 'bliss'.]" - Stanley Kubrick
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[Quote No.35805] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"All successful people are self-taught, autodidactic, about those areas that interest them, even if they have also been taught about those subjects at school or university. The truly successful are so interested and fascinated by certain subjects they engage in lifelong learning about them and in so doing become an authority of sorts and therefore of great service to others regarding those subjects. Therefore I stongly recommend people follow their interests, their 'bliss', and become all that they can become in those areas that nature and nurture predisposes them to enjoy. It's the best way to have a life of joy, meaning, service and success." - Ben O'Grady
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[Quote No.35834] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Experience tells us something we did not know before and could not learn but for having had the experience." - Ludwig von Mises
in 'The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science'.
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[Quote No.35841] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein

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[Quote No.35859] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues." - John Locke
[1632 – 1704], an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of the Enlightenment thinkers, often being called ‘the Father of Liberalism’. His ideas about mind, social contract and political philosophy influenced many including the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.
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[Quote No.35862] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Education begins the human, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him [or her]." - John Locke
[1632 – 1704], an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of the Enlightenment thinkers, often being called ‘the Father of Liberalism’. His ideas about mind, social contract and political philosophy influenced many including the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.
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[Quote No.35865] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits." - John Locke
[1632 – 1704], an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of the Enlightenment thinkers, often being called ‘the Father of Liberalism’. His ideas about mind, social contract and political philosophy influenced many including the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the American Declaration of Independence. Quoted from his work, \'A Letter Concerning Toleration: Humbly Submitted\'.
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[Quote No.35868] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others." - John Locke
[1632 – 1704], an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of the Enlightenment thinkers, often being called ‘the Father of Liberalism’. His ideas about mind, social contract and political philosophy influenced many including the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.
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[Quote No.35869] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"The only fence [defence] against the world is a thorough knowledge of it." - John Locke
[1632 – 1704], an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of the Enlightenment thinkers, often being called ‘the Father of Liberalism’. His ideas about mind, social contract and political philosophy influenced many including the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.
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[Quote No.35870] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"To prejudge other men's notions before we have looked into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eyes." - John Locke
[1632 – 1704], an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of the Enlightenment thinkers, often being called ‘the Father of Liberalism’. His ideas about mind, social contract and political philosophy influenced many including the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.
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[Quote No.35874] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"If we will disbelieve everything, because we cannot certainly know all things, we shall do much what as wisely as he who would not use his legs, but sit still and perish, because he had no wings to fly." - John Locke
[1632 – 1704], an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of the Enlightenment thinkers, often being called ‘the Father of Liberalism’. His ideas about mind, social contract and political philosophy influenced many including the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.
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[Quote No.35877] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing." - John Locke
[1632 – 1704], an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of the Enlightenment thinkers, often being called ‘the Father of Liberalism’. His ideas about mind, social contract and political philosophy influenced many including the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.
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[Quote No.35878] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"He that judges without informing himself to the utmost that he is capable, cannot acquit himself of judging amiss." - John Locke
[1632 – 1704], an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of the Enlightenment thinkers, often being called ‘the Father of Liberalism’. His ideas about mind, social contract and political philosophy influenced many including the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.
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[Quote No.35938] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"We shall not cease from exploration, And the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time." - T. S. Eliot
[1888 – 1965], Thomas Stearns Eliot - an American-born English poet, dramatist and literary critic. From his poem, 'Little Gidding', which was the last of 'The Four Quartets' poem series.
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[Quote No.36007] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Freedom really means the freedom to make mistakes [which give people first hand experience of life and hopefully helps them become wiser and able to make better choices in the future]." - Ludwig von Mises
[1881 – 1973], an Austrian-American economist, historian, philosopher, author, and classical liberal who had a significant influence on the modern free-market libertarian movement and the Austrian School of economics.
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[Quote No.36008] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[Without a free press how can anyone be free to fully consider the options in order to make an informed choice?] A free press can exist only where there is private control on the means of production [i.e. true free market capitalism with robust competition in the media space]." - Ludwig von Mises
[1881 – 1973], an Austrian-American economist, historian, philosopher, author, and classical liberal who had a significant influence on the modern free-market libertarian movement and the Austrian School of economics.
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[Quote No.36011] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[Here's a funny way to make the point that if you don't learn from the past you are bound to repeat it.] 'Moose Hunting Lessons' - Two hunters -Stosh and Stan - got a pilot to fly them into the Canadian wilderness, where they managed to bag two big bull moose. As they were loading the plane to return, the pilot said the plane could take only the hunters, their gear, and one moose. The hunters objected strongly, saying, 'Last year we shot two, and the pilot let us take them both. And he had exactly the same airplane as yours.' Reluctantly the pilot, not wanting to be outdone by another bush pilot, gave in and everything was loaded. However, even under full power, the little plane couldn't handle the load and went down, crashing in the wooded wilderness. Somehow, surrounded by the moose, clothing, and sleeping bags, Stosh and Stan survived the crash. After climbing out of the wreckage, Stosh asked Stan, 'Any idea where we are?' Stan replied, 'I think we're pretty close to where we crashed last year.' " - Anon

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[Quote No.36032] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[A life-long love of learning and ideas:] To the end he retained his headlong intellectual energy, his wide curiosity, and that wonderful combination of decisiveness and open-mindedness: he held a thousand strong opinions, yet he was always ready to change his mind as reason and evidence warranted. He delighted in changing his mind, because it was a real, living mind, eager to grapple with reality and to be surprised by it. To him a new thought was like a birthday present... In his deepest cogitations there was something of a kid having fun. " - Joseph Sobran
American journalist and writer. Quote in a memorial tribute to the libertarian scholar, educator, activist, philosopher and economist, Murray N. Rothbard, who was born in 1926 and died in 1995.
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[Quote No.36036] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination. Its a crazy world out there. Be curious." - Professor Stephen Hawking
[1942 - ], English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author.
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[Quote No.36037] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority [and faith/belief], and science, which is based on observation [experimentation] and reason." - Professor Stephen Hawking
[1942 - ], English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author.
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[Quote No.36043] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order..." - Professor Stephen Hawking
[1942 - ], English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author.
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[Quote No.36064] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"History in the broadest sense of the term is the totality of human experience. Historical knowledge is indispensable for those who want to build a better world... [because] There is no such thing as a nonhistorical analysis of the present state of affairs... History should teach us to recognize causes and to understand driving forces... History looks backward into the past, but the lesson[s] it teaches concerns things to come [and if we don't make the effort to learn from the past then we will be doomed to repeat the past mistakes/lessons until we do]... [However] The mere fact that an event happened in a distant country and a remote age does not in itself prove that it has [a bearing or has] no bearing on the present [that is up to us to study and determine]... [Also] History can tell us what happened in the past. But it cannot assert that it must happen again in the future. [As Samuel Clemens, under his pen-name Mark Twain, said, ‘History does not repeat, but it does rhyme.’] ...[Because] History speaks only to those people who know how to interpret it [it behooves us to learn how to interpret it, remembering all along that]... A historian’s achievement consists in presenting the past in a new perspective of understanding... [but precisely because it is the subjective selection and interpretation of another human, we must be cautious and sceptical as] It is a fact that hardly any historian has fully avoided passing judgments of value... [Also] Neither as judges allotting praise and blame nor as avengers seeking out the guilty should we face the past. We seek truth, not guilt; we want to know how things came about to understand them, not to issue condemnations... It is not the task of history to gratify the need of the masses for heroes and scapegoats... It is not the task of history to project the hatred and disagreements of the present back into the past and to draw from battles fought long ago weapons for the disputes of ones own time." - Ludwig von Mises
[1881 – 1973], an Austrian-American economist, historian, philosopher, author, and classical liberal who had a significant influence on the modern free-market libertarian movement and the Austrian School of economics.
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[Quote No.36070] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"A lie told often enough becomes the truth [to many too trusting, unskeptical people, because they have 'heard it before so it must be true', but it is still a lie]. " - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
[1870 – 1924] a Russian revolutionary, author, lawyer, economic theorist, political philosopher, creator of the Soviet Communist Party, leader of the 1917 October Revolution, and founder of the USSR - United Soviet Socialist Republic. As head of the Bolsheviks (1917–1924) he led the Red Army to victory in the Russian Civil War, before establishing the world's first officially socialist state. As a theorist, his extensive theoretical and philosophical contributions to Marxism produced Leninism.
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[Quote No.36073] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"When you analyze the history of great empires, ultimately their downfall was the false myths they held. The Romans believed Caesar was a god. The Aztecs believed their Spanish enemies were the angels come to earth, to help them. The British believed Hitler was no threat. The Spanish believed their Armada was invincible. The French believed their Maginot Line would protect them from the German aggressors. All paid a fatal price for believing in myths. To secure our lives all people must continually be skeptical and therefore looking for proof in what we think so that we don't rely on a myth that brings our world and all our hopes crashing down. Truth and the scientific method to establish it are therefore vitally important to having the real data to make informed choices, and through that, the most of our freedom, our potential and our equal inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and private property!" - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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[Quote No.36097] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"EDITORIAL POLICY FOR WWW.IMAGI-NATIVES.COM This site collects into one place on the internet insights and wisdom that it is hoped will enhance and speed up life-long learning and education around meeting human needs and desires to allow individuals to reach their potential quicker for the good of all. The editor will be designated as Seymour@imagi-natives.com - as in 'See more at imagi-natives.com'. The editor will annotate within [ ] brackets the quotes to better explain and expand on the message the editor wishes to make by publishing the quote on the site. The ‘he/she’ dilemma and policy response: Within the site, the quote editor will keep to the male or female author’s original words in the quote but it should be noted that even if a quote says ‘he’ or ‘she’, or ‘man’ as in referring to ‘humanity’, the quote is referring to both male and females unless otherwise specified or obvious. On occasions the editor will try to counter the historical bias of using the male to designate both male and female but it is not done with all. An example of correcting this historical bias would be as follows: 'It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great [wo]man is [s]he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. [...and thereby follows the path his [or her] heart, mind and soul believes is right, just and necessary.]' Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803 - 1882), American essayist, poet and philosopher. On rare occasions a quote will exceed the length specified by the software designer for the maximum length of a quote on the site, which works out to be a little over 9000 words. To still be able to publish all that the editor believes is important and germane, the quote will be continued in another quote 'space' with each quote identified as a continuation. For example, 'This is part one of three quotes. This is due to its unusual length. To find the rest of this quote please search under the name/s of the author of this quote or if this quote is from an article or speech that has a title which is in the quote by searching using the title's key words.' For example the quote of the document, ‘THE LIQUIDATION OF GOVERNMENT DEBT’ by Carmen M. Reinhart and M. Belen Sbrancia. " - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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[Quote No.36107] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Ideas live longer than walls and other material artefacts." - Ludwig von Mises
[1881 – 1973], an Austrian-American economist, historian, philosopher, author, and classical liberal who had a significant influence on the modern free-market libertarian movement and the Austrian School of economics.
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"Thoughts and ideas are not phantoms. They are real things. Although intangible and immaterial, they are factors in bringing about changes in the realm of tangible and material things." - Ludwig von Mises
[1881 – 1973], an Austrian-American economist, historian, philosopher, author, and classical liberal who had a significant influence on the modern free-market libertarian movement and the Austrian School of economics.
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"The ideas that change the intellectual climate of a given environment are those unheard of before. For these new ideas there is no other explanation than that there was a man [or woman] from whose mind they originated... no new ideas spring from the mythical mind of the masses... One cannot organize or institutionalize the emergence of new ideas." - Ludwig von Mises
[1881 – 1973], an Austrian-American economist, historian, philosopher, author, and classical liberal who had a significant influence on the modern free-market libertarian movement and the Austrian School of economics.
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[Quote No.36115] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"That a fact is deemed true by the majority does not prove its truth!" - Ludwig von Mises

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[Quote No.36139] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state." - Noam Chomsky

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[Quote No.36148] Need Area: Mind > Learn
"[Forewarned of the potential for bias is forearmed in the struggle for the accurate, ‘truthful’ information that is required for the informed choice of true freedom and the healthy functioning of a real democracy. This book at least suggests that we should consider everything we read and hear skeptically. Like the old adage says, ‘Don’t believe everything you read in the paper’ or any media or out of anyone’s mouth without irrefutable proof, which probably means that everything we ‘know’ should be considered in the way scientists conceive ideas, hypotheses, theories and data – with doubt and skepticism.] ‘Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media’ by Edward S. Herman and noam Chomsky. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Editorial Reviews] Amazon.com Review An absolutely brilliant analysis of the ways in which individuals and organizations of the media are influenced to shape the social agendas of knowledge and, therefore, belief. Contrary to the popular conception of members of the press as hard-bitten realists doggedly pursuing unpopular truths, Herman and Chomsky prove conclusively that the free-market economics model of media leads inevitably to normative and narrow reporting. Whether or not you've seen the eye-opening movie, buy this book, and you will be a far more knowledgeable person and much less prone to having your beliefs manipulated as easily as the press. ------------------------------------------------------------- From ‘Publishers Weekly’ Herman of Wharton and Chomsky of MIT lucidly document their argument that America's government and its corporate giants exercise control over what we read, see and hear. The authors identify the forces that they contend make the national media propagandisticthe major three being the motivation for profit through ad revenue, the media's close links to and often ownership by corporations, and their acceptance of information from biased sources. In five case studies, the writers show how TV, newspapers and radio distort world events. For example, the authors maintain that "it would have been very difficult for the Guatemalan government to murder tens of thousands over the past decade if the U.S. press had provided the kind of coverage they gave to the difficulties of Andrei Sakharov or the murder of Jerzy Popieluszko in Poland." Such allegations would be routine were it not for the excellent research behind this book's controversial charges. Extensive evidence is calmly presented, and in the end an indictment against the guardians of our freedoms is substantiated. A disturbing picture emerges of a news system that panders to the interests of America's privileged and neglects its duties when the concerns of minority groups and the underclass are at stake. First serial to the Progressive. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Most Helpful Customer Reviews:] 276 of 300 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars Ciritical to understanding press censorship in America., April 19, 1998 By A Customer Manufacturing Consent, Edward Herman and noam Chomsky's 1988 analysis of press censorship in America, is an insightful look at the ways public opinion and choices can be molded by dominating interests in a free society. Its value lies in the model Herman and Chomsky develop and test to account for this censorship; while they limit their investigation to a few specific cases -- three 1980s Central American elections, the alleged 1981 KGB-Bulgarian plot to kill the Pope, and the Indochina Wars -- their model is testable and can be applied and modified to a variety of events. Obviously, not all happenings in the world can fit between the covers of the New York Times. Herman and Chomsky outline five filters, interrelated to some extent, through which these events must pass in order to become newsworthy. First, huge transnational businesses own much of the media - a fact probably more true now than in 1988 with Disney, Westinghouse, and Microsoft bullying in on the news markets. The corporate interests of these companies need not, and probably do not, coincide with the public's interests, and, consequently, some news and some interpretations of news stories critical of business interests will probably not make it to press. Secondly, since advertising is crucial to keeping subscription costs low, media will shape their news away from serious investigative documentaries to more entertaining revues in order to keep viewer or reader interest and will cater to the audience to which the advertising is directed; before advertising became central to keeping a paper competitive, working class papers, for example, were much more prevalent, leading to a much broader range of interpretations of events (and thus more room for a reader to make up his own mind) than can be found by perusing the pages of the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe. Thirdly, media depend crucially on sources and these sources will inescapably have their own agendas. Reliability of information should be important (although it may not be as shown by the tabloidization of the mass media in Monica Lewinsky affair), but the press also needs a steady stream of events to make into news. This leads to a reliance on the public relations bureaucracies of government and corporate agencies for whom some measure of accepted credibility exists and who will also probably have a statement about major happenings. However, by relying substantially on the statements these parties, the media becomes less an investigative body and more a megaphone for propaganda; independent confirmation of facts as well as interpretation eludes it. Fourthly, there are costs to producing an incendiary news item -- one which attacks powerful interests whether they be advertisers, government agencies, corporate bodies, or public interest groups. According to the previous three filters, the media relies on these interests for its survival and cannot afford their sustained censure. While none of these filters guarantee that a news item attacking one of these interested parties will not appear, the story is likely to be spun in a way to minimize fallout or flak which may compromise its integrity. Since they wrote at the end of the Reagan years, Herman and Chomsky's final filter is anti-communism, but it may be any prevailing ideology. The assumptions behind ideologies, almost by definition, are rarely challenged; ideologies organize the world, constructing frames into which news events can be placed for easy interpretation: Communism is evil; the domino effect is an actual phenomenon; America is right. This past February there was no hint in the domestic press that there could be any response to Iraq's intransigence other than bombing, making the contrary opinions of the vast majority of the world unintelligible. In domestic affairs, article after article praises various organizations on increasing the diversity of their membership -- diversity being always ethnic and racial diversity without ever asking why racial and ethnic diversity is necessarily relevant in the first place (as opposed to diversity of political opinion, for example). Mark Twain said, "It was a narrow escape. If the sheep had been created first, man would have been a plagiarism." Manufacturing Consent asks us to challenge our assumptions about the way the world works, urges us to conscientiously separate the agendas behind the news we consume from the facts within, and demonstrates the danger of a monopolistic media cartel to purported American ideals of popular governance. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to break out of the flock and construct her own informed opinions about world affairs. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 109 of 128 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars A tour de force, December 17, 2000 By Marco Polo A tour de force, co-authored by one of the world's leading experts on language and meaning. In this book, Herman and Chomsky put forward a "propaganda model" to explain the bias in Western (mostly US) media on international affairs. Their thesis is that, although the US is not a dictatorship where a single leader can censor the press, the very market forces that lead people to believe in the freedom of their press actually work to create a self-imposed censorship which creates a biased media, more intent on delivering audiences to their advertisers and vital corporate sponsors than in providing their readers with balanced and informed news. The authors back up their theory with a large number of examples, and focus on 3 main topics: Latin America, Vietnam and the attempt on the life of the Pope in 1981. Using extensive quotations from US contemporary media reports, and comparing them with official sources such as government documents, White House memos, State Department press releases, as well as reports in non-US-based media, Herman and Chomsky are able to bolster their thesis of a propaganda model, and show that US media reports are nearly always skewed to show the US and its allies as the "good guys", and other (enemy) states as the "bad guys". When "they" do it, it's called "terrorism", when "we" do it, it's called "fighting for democracy and freedom." Such a statement seems too blatantly simplistic to require serious consideration; nevertheless, the authors do give it very serious consideration, and the evidence they have scrupulously collected is hard to refute. Moreover, their propaganda model helps to explain why and how this can be so, even (indeed, particularly) in a "free democracy": a number of filters act to screen out unwelcome aspects of news. A startling eye-opener, very well researched and cogently, passionately argued. These authors care intensely about lives lost due to state-sponsored violence, whether that state is the US or the Soviet Union or anywhere else. A must-read for students of media and communication, and indeed any intelligent reader curious about the forces that shape what actually appears in their newspapers and television news." - Amazon.com on Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky
Edward S. Herman [1925 - ], an economist and media analyst with a specialty in corporate and regulatory issues as well as political economy and the media. He is Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Noam Chomsky [1928 - ], an American born linguist, philosopher and political activist who serves as a professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is considered by many to be the father of modern linguistics. He has authored more than 150 books to date and is known as much for his prolific writing as his political descent and anarchy. [ http://www.amazon.com/Manufacturing-Consent-Political-Economy-Media/dp/0375714499/ref=pd_sim_b_1 ] Downloaded on 12th June, 2011.
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"I think there is a good reason why the [political public relations] propaganda system works that way. It recognizes that the public [through focus group polling] will not support the actual policies. Therefore it is important to prevent any knowledge or understanding of them [in their totality. The practice seems to focus the public's attention on the positives rather than on getting a balanced perspective, on agreeing rather than information sharing and weighing each stakeholders' facts, opinions and feelings and then deciding. ]" - Noam Chomsky

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"As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information." - Benjamin Disraeli
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"I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.[Nothing in the newspaper or any media should be taken as indisputable fact. At certain times, like when at war, the media is full of 'heart and mind winning propaganda'.]" - Aneurin Bevan

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"In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil. [This is true of every woman also.]" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain." - John Adams
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"All...thinking for years past has been vitiated [debased] in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome." - George Orwell

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"Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them." - George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair]
George Orwell [1903 – 1950], was the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, who was an English author and journalist. His work is known for its keen intelligence and wit, profound awareness of social injustice, and an intense opposition to totalitarianism. He is best known for the dystopian novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ (published in 1949) and the satirical novella Animal Farm (1945)—they have together sold more copies than any two books by any other twentieth-century author.
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"Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper [or in the other forms of media]." - George Orwell
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"[Beware propaganda.] The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history." - George Orwell
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