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Edward Samuel Herman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 7, 1925. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the faculty of the Wharton School of Business in 1958 and show more taught finance there until he retired in 1989. He wrote and co-wrote several books including Corporate Control, Corporate Power: A Twentieth Century Fund Study, The Global Media written with Robert McChesney, and The Political Economy of Human Rights and Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, both written with Noam Chomsky. He died from complications of bladder cancer on November 11, 2017 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Real World Macro (1989) — Contributor, some editions — 27 copies
Z Media Institute Reader — Contributor — 1 copy
Wedge Number 7/8 (1985) 1 copy

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While thorough, well argued, and extremely informative, was significantly denser and more academic than I was expecting or could tolerate. Reads like a court transcript of a prosecutor laying out an irrefutable set of facts where a conviction is guaranteed; as bulletproof as 10ft of cement and equally hard to get through
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j51t | 24 other reviews | Aug 14, 2023 |
No idea how to rate books like this. Did I find the concept and information valuable? Yes. Did I actually enjoy most of it? Not really. That being said, it's a super important book about American/Western media, and it has allowed me to see it's goals and propaganda a lot more clearly. Fascinating book, but can get very dry, for very long periods of time that make it kind of brutal to get through.
 
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Andjhostet | 24 other reviews | Jul 4, 2023 |
Let me make it clear that my three and a half star rating reflects my reading of this book in 2023: some 35 years after it was written. Unsurprisingly, things have moved on since then and, whilst there is much to take from this work, there are two provisos; the first is that I think we are a little more aware of cultural bias than we were, the second is that there has been a liberalisation of the media through on line blogs, etc. We now all have the ability to express our views. Corporate media and our political masters are much less likely to be believed in their ravings.

An updated version of this work would be a definite five star offeing.
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