Levellers

Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

War Made Easy

Journalist Norman Solomon, founder of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a media and political watchdog group, wrote the excellent book, War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.  Now this has been made into a documentary film of the same name, narrated by actor/activist Sean Penn and available on DVD for U.S. $19.95.

This is an important book & film not only for understanding media complicity in government propaganda (which makes the decision to go to war “easy,” counter to the intention of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution–and contrary to good sense, never mind something as radical as, say, the gospel of peace!), but to help the public learn from the process, so that it does not keep repeating.  It also shows, as I have mentioned before, how media reform is not really a separate issue from just peacemaking, but is essential.

June 12, 2007 - Posted by | citizenship, foreign policy, just peacemaking, media reform

1 Comment

  1. Hadn’t heard about the film. Thanks for the tip!

    Comment by Kerry | June 12, 2007


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