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Why America fights : patriotism and war propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq

Author: Susan A Brewer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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In Why America Fights, Brewer offers a fascinating history of how successive presidents have conducted what Donald Rumsfeld calls "perception management," from McKinley's war in the Philippines to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her intriguing account ranges from analyses of wartime messages to descriptions of the actual operations, from the dissemination of patriotic ads and posters to the management of newspaper, radio,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan A Brewer
ISBN: 9780195381351 0195381351 9780199753963 0199753962
OCLC Number: 259266632
Description: x, 342 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The "divine mission": war in the Philippines --
Crusade for democracy: over there in the great war --
The good war: fighting for a better life in World War II --
War in Korea: "the front line in the struggle between freedom and tyranny" --
Why Vietnam: more questions than answers --
Operation Iraqi Freedom: war and infoganda.
Other Titles: Patriotism and war propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq
Responsibility: Susan A. Brewer.
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Why America Fights explores how the U.S. government has sold war aims designed to rally public support throughout the 20th century.  Read more...

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