"Alexander Edward Carey" was an Australian writer and Social psychology/social psychologist.
Before enrolling at London University, Carey had been a sheep farmer for ten years on his family's property near Geraldton in Western Australia. From 1958 until his death, he was a lecturer in psychology at the University of New South Wales. The main subjects of his lectures and research were industrial psychology, industrial relations, and the psychology of nationalism and propaganda. He was one of the founding members of the Australian Humanist Society in 1960. In the 1970s, Carey was prominent in the protest movement against Australian participation in the Vietnam War. He was the father of the noted Australian writer, Gabrielle Carey.
In 1988, Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman/Edward Herman published their Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media in dedication to the memory of Carey. Claiming that it was Carey who had inspired their work, Chomsky has said, "The real importance of Carey's work is that it's the first effort, and until now the major effort, to bring some of [the history of corporate propaganda] to public attention. It's had a tremendous influence on the work I've done." Journalist John Pilger has called Carey "a second George Orwell/Orwell in his prophesies".More Alex Carey on Wikipedia.