Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Public Opinion

Walter Lippmann. 1921.

The Ur-text from which "manufacturing consent" sprang...but with a different meaning than the one Lippmann wanted.

4 Thoughts:

Blogger GodlessMom said...

Doug, Off topic here. I think I might get hit by a hurricane later this week so I wanted to send you my best wishes for your wedding while I still have an internet connection! Being married is a truly wonderful thing, congratulations!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 3:12:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Thanks! Stay safe -- that hurricane is picking up power over the Gulf, I hear...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 4:06:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...


Yeah, good luck with the wedding. You guys make a great pair.


Tuesday, September 20, 2005 8:04:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Thanks, chief.

pawlr -- this book I posted here is right up your alley. Very Lakovian! LOL.

Seriously, Chomsky refers to this all the time -- not positively, but more neutrally. It's really brilliant and a quick read.

I'm rapidly becoming a democratic socialist/anarchosyndacalist, btw. I'm sure that that will get me arrested in some neo-Palmer raid, but I'll continue to assume that we have freedom of thought in this country.

Chomsky's work, plus simply observing our rotting "republic," is making me think that the solution has to be more radical. Not violent, not statist, but radical.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 9:28:00 AM  

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