Intellectual Self Defence

Brains are delicate things…

Chomsky on intellectual self defence

Here’s a good short piece by a chap called Ernest Fuentes on Noam Chomsky and Intellectual Self- Defence

The nub of the issue is –

To begin to free one’s self from the grips of our own country’s propaganda system Chomsky points out that we will need to do 3 things:

• Realize that the propaganda system exists;

• Understand that the pretended objectivity and neutrality of social and political commentary and news reporting masks presuppositions and ideological principles that should be challenged – (and that) these collapse upon examination (see Barsky, p.51); and

• Critique our own government like we would any other


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This entry was posted on January 6, 2011 by in Propaganda System, and tagged .


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