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Edward Bernays' claim that 'the very essence of the democratic process' is 'the freedom to persuade and suggest,' what he calls 'the engineering of consent' .   Share:  
Thrust of argument: Chomsky attacks Edward Bernays' claim that 'the very essence of the democratic process' is 'the freedom to persuade and suggest,' what he calls 'the engineering of consent' . Direction of resistance / implied resistance: I would add that Bernays' method is like hen pecking.

 

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Removal of resistance: Not to be confused with raining down with tonnes of precisely relevant evidence and allowing people to make up their mind at their own leisure, even if they want to spend a year thinking about it - or longer - when they have that data. Unification: Chomsky's method is what intelligence, rationality and progress are all founded on - i.e. the same method, not on anything written by Chomsky himself, as reason significantly pre-dated Chomsky.
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