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Nothing but the Truth,
This review is from: War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (Hardcover)
Over the years, Norman Solomon has distinguished himself as one of the pre-eminent analysts of the American media and political "culture." An everyman's scholar whose knowledge derives from both exhaustive research and first-hand experience, his insights are always cogent and honest. In "War Made Easy," Solomon dissects the time-proven slogans and propaganda techniques that have been used by Administration after Administration to--in effect--motivate the American people against themselves and their own best interests--not to mention those of citizens in many other nations. And Solomon "calls out" president after president for their "dupes" and backs up his castigations with cold, hard history. His analysis of the conjunction/collusion of the media and the body politic in this process is especially enlightening...and frightening. In short, this is a book that every American who cares about kin and country should read; and every citizen who sees beyond our borders simply must. At times scathing but never preachy, "War Made Easy" is a set of tough truths for tough times. And better still, it is written for us all: One doesn't need a master's degree in politics to understand Solomon's words. A fine book by a fine human being.
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Armando A. Gomez says:
What a great book review! Superb! I have read other books by Mr. Solomon and they have yet to fail to illuminate the hard facts of life in American culture and politics. What are the books I read from this author?: The Wizards of Media Oz, Adventures in Medialand and Make Love/God War. Again, all superb. Keep up the good work--and fight, Mr. Solomon!
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