War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007) ($5)

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This critically acclaimed look at American war propaganda exhumes five decades of remarkable archival footage to show how presidents from both parties have relied on fear-driven political spin and craven media complicity to sell a succession of wars to the American people. The result is an invaluable introduction to how propaganda, public relations, and perception management function in democratic societies. Essential viewing for courses in media studies, political science, journalism, and U.S. history.

Narrated by Sean Penn, and based on the bestselling book by renowned media analyst Norman Solomon.

"Superb." -- Howard Zinn

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