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
“... for the mass public at home, not those on the contested foreign ground – to substitute for war the image of war. That effort, failing in Vietnam, produced the news reporter as American hero – Neil Sheehan, David Halberstam, Seymour Hersch, Jonathan Schell, Peter Arnett. They reported not only the war the government did not want its citizens to see, but also the government efforts to invent a ...”