Edward S. Herman (1925-2017)

Edward S. Herman is a Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has written extensively on economics, political economy, foreign policy, and media analysis. Among his books are The Political Economy of Human Rights (2 vols, with Noam Chomsky, South End Press, 1979); Corporate Control, Corporate Power (Cambridge University Press, 1981);  The "Terrorism" Industry (with Gerry O'Sullivan, Pantheon, 1990);  The Myth of the Liberal Media: An Edward Herman Reader (Peter Lang, 1999); and Manufacturing Consent (with Noam Chomsky, Pantheon, 1988 and 2002). In addition to his regular "Fog Watch" column in Z Magazine, he edits a web site, inkywatch.org, that monitors the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, The Politics of Genocide. Monthly Review Press 2010.

Edward S. Herman, Triumph of the Market: Essays on Economics, Politics, and the Media. South End Press 1995.

Chomsky and Herman’s Propaganda Model Foretells a Weaponized Facebook by Daniel Broudy & Jeffery Klaehn, Truthout, 3 June 2019

The Mass Media Is Poisoning Us With Hate by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 27 May 2019

What Can Noam Chomsky's Co-Author Teach Us in the Age of Trump? by Justin Podur, AlterNet, 20 February 2018

The Propaganda Model Revisited by Edward S. Herman (Introduction by Robert W. McChesney), Monthly Review, January 2018

NYT's Obit for Ed Herman Requires a Correction by Jim Naureckas, FAIR, 25 November 2017

The Media Image of Terrorism by Edward Herman, State of Nature, 14 November 2017

The Srebrenica Massacre was a Gigantic Political Fraud by Edward S. Herman and John Robles, Global Research, 11 July 2016

Remembering Media Critic Ed Herman by Dave Lindorff, CounterPunch, 22 November 2017

Thank You, Ed Herman by Diana Johnstone, CounterPunch, 15 November 2017

RIP Edward Herman, Who Co-Wrote a Book That's Now More Important Than Ever by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone, 14 November 2017

Fake News on Russia and Other Official Enemies, Monthly Review, July-August 2017

Clinton Is the Most Dangerous Person Alive An interview with Edward S. Herman by Ann Garrison, Global Research, 8 November 2016

Over 60 professors, four Nobel Prize winners, demand Sweden to respect the UN ruling on Assange's freedom, The Professors' Blog, 24 August 2016

King of Chaos, Information Clearing House, 29 February 2016

Western Aggression: The Highest Form of Terrorism, Dissident Voice, 31 January 2016

Vulliamy and Hartmann on Srebrenica: A Study in Propaganda by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, MR Zine, 26 July 2015

Soft Power Dictatorships, Z Magazine, 27 June 2015

Golden Silences in the U.S. Propaganda System, ZMagazine, 27 May 2015

Global Versus Local Violence, Z Magazine, 25 April 2015

Krugman, Putin and the New York Times, Algérie Résistance, 14 November 2014

¿Quién derribó el vuelo de Malaysia Airlines en Ucrania? por Vicenç Navarro, www.vnavarro.org, 30 de octubre de 2014

“The BBC and the Rwandan Genocide”: A Response to Justin Podur by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, ZNet, 18 October 2014

Mainstream News Coverage of Ukraine, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Shows Western Propaganda Machine at Work Dan Fulcone interviews Edward Herman, Truthout, 10 October 2014

Plane Shootdowns in the Propaganda System, Z Magazine, 24 August 201 (September 2014 issue)

War is Our Business and Business Looks Good, Z Magazine, 28 June 2018

The Fool, the Demagogue, and the Former KGB Colonel, Z Magazine, 23 April 2014

A Review of Manufactured Crisis, Z Magazine, March 2014

Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO's War on Libya and Africa – Book Review, The Palestine Chronicle, 27 January 2014

Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa: “An Eye-Opener and Essential Reading…”, Global Research, 21 January 2014

Talk Nation Radio: Edward Herman on the International Criminal Court (for Africa), SoundCloud, 7 January 2014

Orwellian Language Update, Z Magazine, October 2013

Responsibility for War Deaths—U.S. Political Leaders or War Protesters? ZNet, 14 July 2013

"Manufacturing Consent" 25 Years Later, Information Clearing House, 19 April 2013

Our Troops, Our War, and Our War Criminals, Z Magazine, April 2013

Steven Pinker on the Alleged Decline of Violence by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, ZNet, 2 December 2012

Reality Denial : Steven Pinker's Apologetics for Western-Imperial Volence by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, ZNet, 25 July 2012

“Manufacturing Consent” Pt 1, ZVideo, 3 July 2012

Deficits and Class Warfare, Z Magazine, July 2012

Ed Herman on "Humanitarian Imperialism", The Real News, 2 July 2012

Ed Herman, Co-Author of “Manufacturing Consent” Pt 1, The Real News, 1 July 2012

“My fight may be hopeless, but it is as necessary as ever” by David Peterson, ZBlogs, 25 May 2012

Stephen Pinker on "The Triumph of Angels", Z Magazine, March 2012

Neda Agha-Soltan versus Isis Obed Murillo: When Two Deaths Occur on Different Planets by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, NYTimes eXminer, 19 October 2011

George Monbiot and the Guardian on "Genocide Denial" and "Revisionism" by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, MR Zine, 2 September 2011

A 'Malign Intellectual Subculture' - George Monbiot Smears Chomsky, Herman, Peterson, Pilger And Media Lens by Media Lens, 2 August 2011

Reply to George Monbiot on "Genocide Belittling", ZNet, 19 July 2011

George Monbiot and the Anti-"Genocide Deniers" Brigade by David Peterson, ZNet, 19 July 2011

We're not genocide deniers. We just want to uncover the truth about Rwanda and Srebrenica by Edward Herman and David Peterson, The Guardian, 19 July 2011

Re: The Guardian finally publish a response from Ed Herman and David Peterson to George Monbiot by David Peterson, Media Lens, 19 July 2011

Monbiot's worst gaffe? by The Editors, Media Lens, 17 June 2011

Re: Do As We Say, Not As We Do Monbiot to MediaLens, 17 June 2011

Do As We Say, Not As We Do by George Monbiot, www.monbiot.com, 17 June 2011

Jonathan Cook responds on Monbiot, Media Lens, 14 June 2011

Monbiot's smear in the Guardian by The Editors, Media Lens, 14 June 2011

Left and libertarian right cohabit in the weird world of the genocide belittlers by George Monbiot, The Guardian, 13 June 2011

Reflections on the U.S. Counterrevolution by Edward Herman, Z Magazine, June 2011

Gilbert Achcar's Defense of Humanitarian Intervention, ZNet, 8 April 2011

"Our" Values and Interests Are Actually the Same Thing, Z Magazine, April 2011

Toward a Homeland "Favorable Climate of Investment", Z Magazine, March 2011

Srebrenica: The Star Witness, Z Magazine, January 2011


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