The Seven Deadly Spins: Exposing the Lies Behind War Propaganda

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Micky Z offers a look at 7 deadly spins: Spin #1: The Sleeping Giant: The U.S. minds its own business, but the sleeping giant is eventually provoked. Spin #2: Good Wars: Once forced into war, the U.S. only does so in the name of Democracy and justice. Spin #3: U.S. vs. Them: Terrorists, evildoers and more—the U.S. has faced off against the worst humanity has to offer. Spin #4: Support the Troops: No matter what we think, we all unite behind our troops once the fighting starts. Spin #5: The Devil Made U.S. Do It: ...

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Overview

Micky Z offers a look at 7 deadly spins: Spin #1: The Sleeping Giant: The U.S. minds its own business, but the sleeping giant is eventually provoked. Spin #2: Good Wars: Once forced into war, the U.S. only does so in the name of Democracy and justice. Spin #3: U.S. vs. Them: Terrorists, evildoers and more—the U.S. has faced off against the worst humanity has to offer. Spin #4: Support the Troops: No matter what we think, we all unite behind our troops once the fighting starts. Spin #5: The Devil Made U.S. Do It: During war, even the U.S. has to play a little rough. Spin #6: Surgical Strikes: Those billion-dollar weapons can differentiate between the guilty and the innocent. Spin #7: Only Losers Commit War Crimes: Enemies of the U.S. must be brought to justice.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781567512700
  • Publisher: Common Courage Press
  • Publication date: 5/12/2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mickey Z. is the author of "Saving Private Power: The Hidden History of 'The Good War'" (Soft Skull Press, 2000 and 2003), "The Murdering of My Years: Artists and Activists Making Ends Meet" and "Forgotten New York: Small Slices of a Big Apple" (Seaburn Books, 2003); and Senior Editor at Wide Angle.

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Table of Contents

Preface : "Deadly spins"
Introduction : a deafening roar : public opinion vs. public relations 1
Spin #1: The sleeping giant 7
Spin #2 Good wars 29
Spin #3 U.S. vs. them 47
Spin #4 Support the troops 71
Spin #5 The devil made U.S. do it 91
Spin #6 Surgical strike 117
Spin #7 Only losers commit war crimes 127
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