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Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky
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This book was just okay. The introduction and first chapter were great but there were some chapters like the one on the assassination attempt on the Pope (well more specifically, about how much media attention it deliberately got because the KGB was apparently implicated okay enough I get it Mr. Chomsky....).
If you are new to Chomsky, I recommend Towards a New Cold War, The Fateful Triangle (which provides a very in-depth and critical analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis including a lot of information which is either unknown or forgotten by now to many but gotta say slightly biased in that it does little to criticize Hamas) or that book on Indochina that he wrote way back (have forgotten the title unfortunately).
Arguably, the most important intellectual alive and definitely his work is worth reading but do not start here.
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