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Media and the Project of Empire

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This section considers the role of the mass media in the building of a US empire, especially the tendency of the media to support official government positions and to adopt "patriotic" and nationalist thinking, in which internationalism and broad understanding are even less in evidence than usual. Large media companies dominate national and international information systems, raising additional issues about how citizens can understand events and maintain democratic accountability.

General Analysis on Media and the Project of Empire

This section posts articles analyzing the ways in which the US government uses the mass media to further its imperial goals both domestically and abroad.

Media Coverage of Iraq

This section examines the role the mass media has played in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion. Focusing particularly on the pro-war stories US media outlets feed the public.



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