Edward S Herman, co-author of Manufacturing Consent with Noam Chomsky, dies at 92

Herman and Chomsky also co-wrote The Political Economy of Human Rights and Counter-Revolutionary Violence.

AP November 17, 2017 18:53:51 IST
Edward S Herman, co-author of Manufacturing Consent with Noam Chomsky, dies at 92

New York: An author, educator and longtime critic of American foreign policy who co-wrote the influential media study Manufacturing Consent has died. Edward S Herman was 92.

Manufacturing Consent co-author Noam Chomsky says Herman died on 11 November in Philadelphia. No other details were immediately available.

Edward S Herman coauthor of Manufacturing Consent with Noam Chomsky dies at 92

Edward S Herman co-wrote the 1988 book “Manufacturing Consent” with Noam Chomsky. Twitter/@NatCasta

Manufacturing Consent was published in 1988 and became a catchphrase and widely cited text for media cooperation in promoting government policies. The book was adapted into a 1992 documentary of the same name.

Herman and Chomsky also co-wrote The Political Economy of Human Rights and Counter-Revolutionary Violence. A compilation of his work, The Myth of The Liberal Media: An Edward Herman Reader, came out in 1999.

He was a professor emeritus at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

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