Manufacturing Consistency: Social Science, Rhetoric and Chomsky’s Critique

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Edgley, Alison (2009)
  • Publisher: University of Westminster Press
  • Journal: Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC) (issn: 1744-6708, eissn: 1744-6716)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.16997/wpcc.122
  • Subject: state capitalism | elite | abduction | human nature | P87-96 | Communication. Mass media | abduction; elite; essentialism; human nature; propaganda model; state capitalism | essentialism | propaganda model

Chomsky’s critique of US foreign policy – and the media coverage it generates – has significant theoretical merit, and deserves to be of considerable interest within the social sciences. His analysis rests upon two distinctive positions. First, he claims that capitalism... View more
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