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Rusty’s Reading List 2016 | August 16, 2016

Manufacturing Consent

 

This book reads more like a scholarly thesis than a mass-produced book… mostly… but it is really fascinating. They talk a lot about how the media acts as a propaganda arm for the U.S. government, or more importantly, for the ‘elite’. They digress at times (the section on Vietnam reads more like someone who wanted to tell everyone how wrong the U.S. was to go in there, rather than sticking to the topic at hand), but over all it is really fascinating.

Word choice matters and the media can influence a lot of things with simple word choices.

 

Books Read in 2016

Manufacturing Consent – Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky
ARC Poetry Magazine #79
Mother Said {Poems} – Hal Sirowitz
7 Dollar Bill – Chris Gilpin & Sean McGarragle
Extreme Government Makeover – Ken Miller
Memoirs of an Occasional Superheroine – Valerie D’Orazio
The Claremont Review #46
Strangler Fig – Magpie Ulysses
All The Gold Hurts My Mouth – Katherine Leyton
Live Animal – Johnny MacRae
The Serial Killers Club – Jeff Povey
In A Springtime Instant – Milton Acorn
The British Museum is Falling Down – David Lodge
True Grit – Charles Portis
The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson
Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution – Alix Olson (ed.)
Blue Marrow – Louise Bernice Halfe
Open Letter: Woman Against Violence Against Women – Sheri-D Wilson
Yummy Mummy – Erin Dingle
Peter F. Yacht Club #22
If These Streets Are Haunted… – Magpie Ulysses
The Honey Month – Amal El-Mohtar
Sunsets for Daydreamers – Megan Ann Ward
September – Brandon Wint & Ikenna Onyegbula

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