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