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The Resource War made easy : how presidents and pundits keep spinning us to death, Norman Solomon

War made easy : how presidents and pundits keep spinning us to death, Norman Solomon

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War made easy : how presidents and pundits keep spinning us to death
Title
War made easy
Title remainder
how presidents and pundits keep spinning us to death
Statement of responsibility
Norman Solomon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In War Made Easy, nationally syndicated columnist, media critic, and author Norman Solomon 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 user-friendly guide to disinformation parses the preludes to American military adventures past and present. It reveals striking similarities in the efforts of various administrations to justify, and retain, public support for war. This proven formula includes everything from demonizing the enemy and proclaiming the selflessness of American motives to disseminating inaccurate "facts" and dispatching armies of well-briefed pundits to repeat them ceaselessly in the media and brand any opposition as unpatriotic and anti-American."--BOOK JACKET
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1951-
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Solomon, Norman
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • War
  • Press and politics
  • Government and the press
  • United States
Label
War made easy : how presidents and pundits keep spinning us to death, Norman Solomon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • This guy is a modern-day Hitler
  • 5.
  • This is about human rights
  • 6.
  • This is not at all about oil or corporate profits
  • 7.
  • They are the aggressors, not us
  • 8.
  • If this war is wrong, Congress will stop it
  • 9.
  • Prologue : building agendas for war
  • If this war is wrong, the media will tell us
  • 10.
  • Media coverage brings war into our living rooms
  • 11.
  • Opposing the war means siding with the enemy
  • 12.
  • This is a necessary battle in the war on terrorism
  • 13.
  • What the U.S. government needs most is better PR
  • 14.
  • 1.
  • The Pentagon fights wars as humanely as possible
  • 15.
  • Our soldiers are heroes, theirs are inhuman
  • 16.
  • America needs the resolve to kick the "Vietnam syndrome"
  • 17.
  • Withdrawal would cripple U.S. credibility
  • America is a fair and noble superpower
  • 2.
  • Our leaders will do everything they can to avoid war
  • 3.
  • Our leaders would never tell us outright lies
  • 4.
Control code
8885848
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
v, 314 p.
Isbn
9780471694793
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2004023477
System control number
  • (BNAtoc) 2004023477
  • (DLC) 2004023477
Label
War made easy : how presidents and pundits keep spinning us to death, Norman Solomon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • This guy is a modern-day Hitler
  • 5.
  • This is about human rights
  • 6.
  • This is not at all about oil or corporate profits
  • 7.
  • They are the aggressors, not us
  • 8.
  • If this war is wrong, Congress will stop it
  • 9.
  • Prologue : building agendas for war
  • If this war is wrong, the media will tell us
  • 10.
  • Media coverage brings war into our living rooms
  • 11.
  • Opposing the war means siding with the enemy
  • 12.
  • This is a necessary battle in the war on terrorism
  • 13.
  • What the U.S. government needs most is better PR
  • 14.
  • 1.
  • The Pentagon fights wars as humanely as possible
  • 15.
  • Our soldiers are heroes, theirs are inhuman
  • 16.
  • America needs the resolve to kick the "Vietnam syndrome"
  • 17.
  • Withdrawal would cripple U.S. credibility
  • America is a fair and noble superpower
  • 2.
  • Our leaders will do everything they can to avoid war
  • 3.
  • Our leaders would never tell us outright lies
  • 4.
Control code
8885848
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
v, 314 p.
Isbn
9780471694793
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2004023477
System control number
  • (BNAtoc) 2004023477
  • (DLC) 2004023477

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