Edward S. Herman

The politics of genocide - Edward Herman and David Peterson

Herman and Peterson review the Western media's response to several different bloodbaths and criticize how the characterization, language, and ultimately policy responses are shaped by the narratives drafted in support of U.S. client states and agents. We do not necessarily agree with all of it but reproduce it for reference.

Manufacturing consent: The political economy of the mass media - Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman

In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.

Manufacturing consent: a propaganda model - Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

Chomsky and Herman explain their brilliant "propaganda model", which illustrates how the media functions in Western democracies and what constraints exist on what it can and can't say, and why.

The Propaganda Model: A Retrospective - Edward S. Herman

Chomsky's co-author revisits their seminal theory of how the mass media functions several years on, and responds to criticisms of it.