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Between the Lies

Rise of the media-military-industrial complex

2nd (Revised edition)

Published by Southern Universities Press in London .

About the Book

This book analyses the symbiosis between armaments manufacturers and the mass communication industries. It uncovers the dynamics that exist between media, ideology and military power in the conditioning of core public attitudes and beliefs. The work explains how public consent and political legitimacy has been achieved for the conduct of large-scale military operations, from the Anglo-Boer war of more than 100 years ago to the present-day "war on terror". This continuum of conflict is underpinned by deliberate distortions of reality through the manipulation and compliance of news and information media. Specific sections of the book relate to World Wars I and II; the Cold War; Korean war; Vietnam; Gulf Wars I and II; war in former Yugoslavia; various undeclared or "low-intensity" wars in Africa and Latin America; and the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Fully annotated with Index.

Sample chapters available for free download at website

First Sentence

Many people revel in what they assume is the romance of war, as an escape from a humdrum daily existence, and their sponsors in the mass media have contributed to popular feeble-mindedness in this regard.

Edition Notes

Genre War

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 284
Dimensions 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
Weight 12 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL11622429M
ISBN 10 0954580567
ISBN 13 9780954580568
Library Thing 6347380

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