With a foreword from Noam Chomsky, this quality book from Psychology and Industrial Relations lecturer Alex Carey brings the history of corporate and political propaganda in the USA (and elsewhere) together - indeed, the two are almost indivisible in the first place. He explores the deliberate diffusion of the wants and needs of the business elite throughout wider society and how this has impacted our cultural norms, our political institutions, and our domestic and foreign policies throughout the Anglophone world.
A democratic society, which necessitates an informed and educated electorate, cannot proceed efficiently or safely in their absence. The dangers then of a highly propagandised society designed to pander to corporate self-interest are self evident. By 'taking the risk out of democracy' for big business, the result is to risk Freedom and Liberty for profit. As the book will show, this is an unsustainable and untenable position for the US, UK and other similar nations.
This book is in great condition, with only a mildly marred cover in places. The content is as ever highly relevant and insightful, and ought to be considered compulsory reading from students of Politics or International Relations, and for those passionate about politics. This would also make a wonderful gift for fans of Chomsky, or politics more widely. A highly recommended purchase!