Taking over the culture and media industry by the government goes hand in hand with efforts to limit the power of the courts. One cannot maintain a democracy for its citizens along with military dictatorship for its noncitizens, without consequences.
This book explores the impact of modern conservative talk radio, which is a byproduct of the 1996 media deregulation legislation that President Bill Clinton signed into law, on our political and social life.
Modern Russian propaganda, much like the modern Russian state, continues to parasitize off of the Soviet Union. Today, it is difficult for political convictions to be born: there is no habit of conscious resistance to the authorities.
The author is strongest when he deals with the government’s direct attempts to influence public opinion through comics either through the Writers’ War Board (WWB) of World War II or the creation of propaganda comics during the early Cold War.
U.S. police departments spend tens of millions of dollars every year to manipulate the news, flooding the discourse with “copaganda.” These aggressive tactics give the public a distorted view of what public safety means, what threatens it, and how to solve it.
The US military is likely hoping, as they did with the original, that “the box office will be a bell ringer” for them, and it will help restore the military’s image, which has been savaged by wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and elsewhere.
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