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Kate Anne, communikating on multi-levels -- personal and political, as well as for peace, justice and nonviolence

Friday, November 04, 2005

War Made Easy

I was listening to an iPodcast of a Media Matters' interview of Norman Solomon , media critic and author of War Made Easy, done in July but still so germane. He explores various myths in his book AND the first chapter is available on line at the site linked in the title. (Follow the link to the instructor's free copy.) Here's the Index:

Prologue: Building Agendas for War.

1. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Good grief -- looks like another "to read" book, even as I am catching up on my podcasts. (But I want to listen to music too!!)

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne


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