Fresh from the first $10 billion election campaign, two award-winning authors show how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy.
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Tragedy and Farce dissects the media failures of recent years and shows how they expose the decline in resources and standards for political journalism—as well as the methodical campaign by the political right to control the news cycle. In our highly concentrated media system it has become commercially and politically irrational to do the kind […]
They describe us in a state of alarm for democracy, that impacts home and around the world. They try not to multiply our helplessness but, rather, to encourage us more to respond, since the reversal of the situation, as Chomsky says, “mainly is in the hands of people like you and me” .
Our Media, Not Theirs! contains proposals for making our media system more responsive to the needs of the citizenry and less dominated by corporate greed. The authors look at how political parties, grassroots movements and popular performers in other democratic nations increasingly have made media reform a political priority. The authors provide an analysis of […]
First published to great acclaim in 2000, Rich Media, Poor Democracy is Robert W. McChesneys magnum opus. Called a rich, penetrating study” by Noam Chomsky, the book is a meticulously researched exposition of how U.S. media and communication empires are threatening effective democratic governance. What happens when a few conglomerates dominate all major aspects of […]