Published: October 25, 2012.
If nothing else, the economic crisis in 2008 showed how close we are an economic collapse of the system we all suffer under today. The system that is named the "Free Market." This book shows how we got where we are beginning 100 years ago by presenting Edward Bernays who created a new political idea based on controlling people's irrational feelings, to keep them happy and calm by consuming.
Noam Chomsky exploded on the academic scene while I was a graduate student in 1977, but, since I'd already had my world views rearranged by Thomas Kuhn, I never really could buy into the Chomsky fan club or a lot of their dogmas.