Chomsky wrote that his dedication was a:
"bare and inadequate way to express our indebtedness to him for his uniquely important work on the idea of a propaganda managed democracy that the highly class conscious business community had sought to achieve".
"The late Alex Carey, the great Australian social scientist who pioneered the study of corporatism and propaganda, wrote that the three most significant political developments of the twentieth century was, and I quote, "the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy".Much of Alex Carey's writing only appeared posthumously in the book Taking the Risks out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty published after his death.
Carey was describing the propaganda of 20th century imperialism, which is the propaganda of the corporate state. And contrary to myth, the state has not withered away; indeed, it has never been stronger."