""An engaging book that helps explain how the myth-making machine works."" (The Texas Observer, July 8, 2005)
""Brutally persuasive...a must-read for those who would like greater context with their bitter morning coffee, or to arm themselves for the debates about Iraq that are still to come."" (Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2005)
"If you don't have fun reading Norman Solomon's War Made Easy, you don't know how to have a good time. This exceptional book will drive our bonkers leaders and their mouthpieces in the US press crazier than they are already. Read one passage each night to your children to protect them from the brain-snatchers and dummy-fication zombies of America's news media of the living dead."
—Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
"If you want to help prevent another war (Iran? Syria?), read War Made Easy now. This is a stop-the-presses book filled with mind-blowing facts about Washington¹s warmongers who keep the Pentagon budget rising. It would be funny if people weren't dying. War Made Easy exposes the grisly game and offers the information we need to stop it."
—Jim Hightower, author of Let’s Stop Beating Around the Bush.
"America's mainstream media didn't launch the war on Iraq, but the Bush administration sure couldn't have waged it without them. The great lesson of War Made Easy is that, alas, such journalistic malfeasance is nothing new; our media have a history of enabling Washington's foreign misadventures. Perhaps if enough people read--and act on--this book, it won't be so easy next time."
—Mark Hertsgaard, journalist and author of On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency.
The facts are clearly presented and documented/verified.
When the war drums start beating one must remember that all governments lie to get their own way - even the "best" governments lie and spin to get their own way.
Norman Solomon, a longtime media critic, lays out the elaborate hustle in his new book, "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death."
I have only begun to read this book. Find it interesting, with a lot of truth that would be good for many to contemplate.Published 14 months ago by J. Rogers
What a great book! Superb! The author truly explain, in great detail, of why past presidents, whether Republican or Democrat, choose war to resolve their immediate foreign policy... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Armando A. Gomez
War Made Easy presents in very clear and precise terms how presidents, too often with the compliance of an unquestioning media, lead the American people into ill conceived,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by S. Freeman
_War Made Easy_ shows the step-by-step process in which the American public is frequently duped by its government into using military force to suit the ends of an administration. Read morePublished on April 2, 2008 by doc peterson
This book inspired me to change my political affiliation from Democrat to Green. Not a big deal for the world but it took Soloman's deeply introspective and inspiring account of... Read morePublished on October 9, 2007 by Dean DeHarpporte
Norman Solomon is demonstrating that since World War II the US have systematically used war to defend their own interest and nothing else. Read morePublished on September 21, 2007 by Jacques COULARDEAU
..could be the alternate title for this very interesting little book.
The art of selling wars is thus dissected in 10 easy lessons, that anybody can understand. Read more
There is a lot of talk about media bias these days but not so much about media complicity as the president's propoganda arm. Mr. Read morePublished on January 5, 2007 by Stratiotes Doxha Theon
This book has a bunch of strong points and weak points.
Strong Point - Mr. Solomon starts with an attack on President Johnson's handling of several military situations... Read more