Book Discussion on War Made Easy

Norman Solomon talked about his book War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death, published by John Wiley and… read more

Norman Solomon talked about his book War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death, published by John Wiley and Sons. The book examines the tactics used by the U.S. government to gain public support for military interventions. The author explains that the method of formulating messages for the media began in 1965 when President Lyndon B. Johnson sent troops to the Dominican Republic. He argues that similar pre-war messages played a major part in obtaining support for the current war in Iraq. Mr. Solomon also talked about Iran, from where he had just returned, and the recent presidential elections there. After his presentation he answered questions submitted by members of the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Andrea Buffa Communications Director Global Exchange
  • Norman Solomon Founder and Executive Director Institute for Public Accuracy

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Book Discussion on War Made Easy

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San Francisco, California, United States
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Aug 28, 2005
Last Aired:
Mar 27, 2006

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  • Aug 28, 2005 | 11:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 29, 2005 | 6:28am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 23, 2006 | 5:35am EST | C-SPAN 3
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  • Mar 27, 2006 | 5:35am EST | C-SPAN 3
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