Media Dictatorship: How Schools and Educators Can Defend Freedom of Speech (Paperback)
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Media Dictatorship: How Schools and Educators Can Defend Freedom of Speech outlines how the American media amasses enormous power and uses it to control every aspect of the people's lives--including schools, elections, science, and freedom of thought. Even religious institutions, supposedly answerable to God only, are now being influenced and controlled by media. This book discusses the devastating consequences of such control on democracy and our civilization, and then offers suggestions on what can be done to identify media propaganda and defend freedom of speech. The school system has always been the first line of defense for patriotism and democracy. It is important for teachers to understand the consequences of a powerful media that does not tolerate diversity of thought. This book will encourage teachers to cultivate independence of thought among students. School administrators, too, have a responsibility to ensure that school campuses are sanctuaries of freedom of thought where leaders of tomorrow are taught to be tolerant of opposing views. In the larger public, outside the school campus, Media Dictatorship will spur a robust debate about the kind of media that can help nurture our democracy and civilization.
About the Author
Cedrick Ngalande is an aerospace engineer and space scientist residing in California. He was born in Malawi in Africa at a time when the country was still a dictatorship. His expertise in multiple disciplines, from science to business to engineering to finance, gives him a unique perspective of the way the media shapes, controls, and sometimes suppresses expert opinion in different fields on important issues.