War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death

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Wiley, Dec 9, 2010 - Political Science - 320 pages
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War Made Easy cuts through the dense web of spin to probe and scrutinize the key "perception management" techniques that have played huge roles in the promotion of American wars in recent decades. This guide to disinformation analyzes American military adventures past and present to reveal striking similarities in the efforts of various administrations to justify, and retain, public support for war. War Made Easy is essential reading. It documents a long series of deliberate misdeeds at the highest levels of power and lays out important guidelines to help readers distinguish a propaganda campaign from actual news reporting. With War Made Easy, every reader can become a savvy media critic and, perhaps, help the nation avoid costly and unnecessary wars.

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Media critic Solomon (Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You ) looks at the pro-war propaganda generated by the U.S. government during military interventions, emphasizing the influence of ... Read full review

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NORMAN SOLOMON is a nationally syndicated columnist and the Executive Director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. He has appeared on many television and radio news programs and is the coauthor of Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You.

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