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11/14/03 9:51 AM
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BigBash
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Hello. I am looking to broaden my world view somewhat and have heard good things about Chomsky. I was thinking about starting with Manufacturing Consent. Does anyone have any views on what i should start with by Chomsky or indeed any other authors? Thanks for your time.
11/14/03 1:25 PM
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11/14/03 7:19 PM
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Manufacturing consent, if you are interested in politics. If you are interested in his linguistics, I would advise you to use a usual linguistics textbook and stay away from the original writings which are absolutely incomprehensible.
11/16/03 4:45 AM
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There's a documentary of sorts on Chomsky which is also called Manufacturing Consent, "Chomsky light" I guess.
11/16/03 5:12 PM
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thanks very much for all the replies.
12/22/03 3:43 PM
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I would 2nd "Understanding Power: the indispensable Chomsky" as the best starting point when it comes to reading Chomsky. Some of his earlier political work is tough, his earlier linguistics work will give you a migrane in seconds:)

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