News Zero: The New York Times and the Bomb

News Zero: The New York Times and the Bomb

by Beverly Keever
     
 

How the newspaper of record spun and sold nuclear testing as a good thing for America.See more details below

Overview

How the newspaper of record spun and sold nuclear testing as a good thing for America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567512823
Publisher:
Common Courage Press
Publication date:
10/04/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : chain reaction : neutrons, news, news zero1
Ch. 1The New York Times as propaganda organ : what made it the ideal outlet24
Ch. 2Conflicts of interest behind and beyond the "atomic curtain" : the bomb as a second coming of Christ yarn39
Ch. 3News zero from the first ground zeroes49
Ch. 4From orality to infernos : "these were the forgotten people"84
Ch. 5Building a superpower by standing on the shoulders of native peoples108
Ch. 6The Times defines its duty : "we must accept our destiny as the defender of the free world"136
Ch. 7The lost millenia : from here to near-eternity151
Ch. 8"Standing at the gates of hell looking into eternity"164
Ch. 9Americans "are smart at doing stupid things" : H-bomb's biggest fallout in the U.S. history (but not in The Times)198
Ch. 10"The only victims of U.S. nuclear arms since World War II have been our own people"234
Ch. 11Conclusion : news zero and the next rough drafts of history261

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