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BRILLIANT FOOLS

Harold Pinter, John Le Carré And The Media Introduction – Factory Labels The most effective way to control people is to control their assumptions about the world. The task of propaganda is to apply power-friendly
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MEDIA ALERT: THE INSANE SOCIETY

Climate Change, Advertising, And The Independent In his classic book, The Sane Society, published in 1955, psychologist Erich Fromm proposed that, not just individuals, but entire societies “may be lacking in sanity”. Fromm argued that
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BURNING THE PLANET FOR PROFIT

Corporate Lobbying, A Lapsed ‘Ecowarrior’ and Compromised Media After 4.6 billion years of planetary history, we may become the first species to monitor our own extinction. In impressive detail, humankind is amassing evidence of devastating
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SMEARING CHOMSKY – THE GUARDIAN IN THE GUTTER

Introduction On October 31, the Guardian published an interview with Noam Chomsky by Emma Brockes, ‘The greatest intellectual?’ (The Guardian, October 31, 2005; http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/ politicsphilosophyandsociety/story/0,6000,1605276,00.html) The article was ostensibly in response to the fact that
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Real Men Go To Tehran

The Roman historian Tacitus observed: “Crime once exposed has no refuge but in audacity.” What better example than Tony Blair’s declaration at an October 7 press conference: “There is no justification for Iran or any
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Killing With Impunity

Nine-Second Coverage For Dozens of Dead Iraqi Women and Children Last night’s BBC Newsnight programme reported the deaths of 70 “Iraqi militants” in US air raids on the western Iraqi city of Ramadi. The item