12 May 1994
Show More Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War by John MacArthur.
California, 274 pp., £10, January 1994, 0 520 08398 9Show More
Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Baghdad – 35 Years in the World’s War Zones by Peter Arnett.
Bloomsbury, 463 pp., £17.99, March 1994, 0 7475 1680 4Show More
“... the US was being overtaken by Japan. Censorship is too negative a term to describe the government’s relation to television and press: far from being, like the old Hollywood Hays office, a mere nay-sayer, the state is a co-producer of images. Working creatively with the fourth branch of American government, the media, it aims – for the mass public at home, not those on the contested foreign ground ...”