Propaganda managed democracy: the UK and the lessons of Iraq

David Miller, Leo Panitch (Editor), Colin Leys (Editor)

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    Abstract

    How does power shape ideas and ideologies today? Who controls the information on which public discussion rests? How is power used to exclude critical thought in politics, the media, universities, state policy-making? Has neo-liberal globalisation introduced a new era of state duplicity, corporate manipulation of truth and intellectual conformity? Are we entering a new age of unreason? The Socialist Register 2006 examines contemporary public debate and policy-making, scientific and social scientific research, statistics, the media, the business 'community', the World Bank, humanitarian 'aid', the role of the theatre. What standards of intellectual integrity exist today? After postmodernism, is it still possible for truth to prevail over half-truths and lies?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTelling the Truth: Socialist Register 2006
    Place of PublicationWales
    Number of pages304
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Keywords

    • capitalism
    • socialism
    • ideology
    • media power
    • neo-liberalism

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    Miller, D., Panitch, L. (Ed.), & Leys, C. (Ed.) (2005). Propaganda managed democracy: the UK and the lessons of Iraq. In Telling the Truth: Socialist Register 2006