Captive Press: Foreign Policy Crises and the First Amendment


How the government's restrictions on the press during the recent international crises challenge the basis of a free press and the First Amendment.

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How the government's restrictions on the press during the recent international crises challenge the basis of a free press and the First Amendment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882577224
  • Publisher: Cato Institute
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Pages: 315
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Erosion of Press Freedoms 1
1 Press and Government in Wartime: The History of an Ambivalent Relationship 13
2 The Velvet Glove: Seducing the Press 45
3 The Cult of Secrecy 69
4 The Iron Fist: Dealing With Critics 91
5 The Quest for Peacetime Censorship Authority 111
6 Losing Control: The Vietnam War 133
7 The Bureaucracy's Revenge: Learning from the Vietnam Experience 159
8 The Press as Government Lapdog: The Gulf War Model 185
9 Yugoslavia and Somalia: The Media as Twentieth-Century Bourbons 215
10 Global Interventionism and the Erosion of First Amendment Freedoms 249
Epilogue: Covering the Haiti Mission 265
Notes 271
Index 305
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