Constructing the Political Spectacle
University of Chicago Press, 1988 - Communication in politics - 137 pages
Thanks to the ready availability of political news today, informed citizens can protect and promote their own interests and the public interest more effectively. Or can they? Murray Edelman argues against this conventional interpretation of politics, one that takes for granted that we live in a world of facts and that people react rationally to the facts they know. In doing so, he explores in detail the ways in which the conspicuous aspects of the political scene are interpretations that systematically buttress established inequalities and interpretations already dominant political ideologies.
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A peculiar book about public opinion, political rhetoric, problems, solutions, news and views. The author makes quite a few bold claims as he more or less denies the possibility of truth and reason in ... Read full review
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