In this book, Chomsky builds a larger understanding of our educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, yet broadening our view toward new models of public education for citizenship.
Chomsky reveals how the press in America is complicit with corporate interests, and how our government is also ruled by such interests- hardly a 'free' situation. One major topic of the book is documentation of U.S. terror abroad and the absence of U.S. media coverage of same. An enlightening book, and a good one to cross-reference with any of Arundhati Roy's non-fiction work, as well as Christopher Hitchens' "The Trial of Henry Kissinger," and of course, Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."Far from being "anti-American," this book is truly a look at just how anti-American jingoism and corporate capitalism can be. I would say this book is "anti-American foreign policy and hegemony," which, when faced with the facts of our actions abroad, any person with a conscience (and any person who believes in democracy) should be.read more