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America’s War Propaganda (with Chris Coyne and Abby Hall)


Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall delve into case studies from the War on Terror to show how propaganda operates in a democracy. 


From the darkened cinema to the football field to the airport screening line, the U.S. government has purposefully inflated the actual threat of terrorism and the necessity of a proactive military response. This biased, incomplete, and misleading information contributes to a broader culture of fear and militarism that, far from keeping Americans safe, ultimately threatens the foundations of a free society. How should we define propaganda?


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 2021-10-08  54m