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David Edwards (journalist)
Born in Maidstone, Kent, Edwards took a degree in Politics at the University of Leicester. He later worked in sales and marketing management for several large corporations. Profoundly dissatisfied with the corporate working environment, in 1991 he left the business world completely, and began his career as a writer, earning his living as a teacher of English.
After many articles published on human rights and environmental issues in a number of independent magazines and journals (such as Z Magazine), Edwards wrote his first book, Free to be Human, (Green Books, 1995), which later appeared in the United States as Burning All Illusions: a Guide to Personal and Political Freedom (South End Press, 1996). Relying heavily on Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky's propaganda model, as well as on the writings of Erich Fromm, he advanced the thesis that corporate structural factors conspire to make the mass media give a picture of the world that goes beyond the political indoctrination postulated by Herman and Chomsky to encompass almost all aspects of personal life, by constantly promoting the values of blind consumerism.
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