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William Over's World Peace, Mass Culture, and National Policies (Civic PDF

By William Over

ISBN-10: 0313056676

ISBN-13: 9780313056673

ISBN-10: 1567506828

ISBN-13: 9781567506822

The writer bargains an research of kinds of U.S. mass tradition that help, parallel, or critique reputable nationwide, nearby, and intergovernmental peace coverage, prevention, and peacemaking. significant pop culture types comparable to movie, tv, information media, peace parks and public memorials, and peace and justice events are regarded as public discourses influencing and reflecting public figuring out of peace and warfare subject matters. The dialogue contains occasions following September eleven, 2001.World Peace, Mass tradition, and nationwide coverage takes a serious and analytical method of Washington overseas coverage; unilateralist equipment; and corporatism as international hegemony. It features a extensive dialogue of those matters in line with cultural associations and ideologies of mass tradition within the U.S. The paintings opinions the inspiration that company capitalism and the patron affluence of the U.S. by myself can deliver different societies to democratic perform.

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Roosevelt’s Gettysburg dedication address calling for national unity had with it an implied tolerance message: the coming together of former foes through the forgiveness of past regional hatreds. However, absent from his speech was reference to the separatism remaining in his nation—most relevantly the Jim Crow Laws of legal segregation throughout the South and parts of the North. In fact, African American veterans, now aging along with their white comrades-in-arms, were among the audience for the seventy-fifth anniversary dedication.

Threats More General In such works as Stanley Kramer’s film Judgment at Nurenberg (1961) and Robert Shaw’s stage play The Man in the Glass Booth (1967), evil is derived from forces neither solely outside nor solely inside the society but rather from a universal complicity. Shaw’s accused character is condemned as a Nazi by an allied court, but his moving speech asks the question whether the general public in other countries are not following the Nazi mentality of predatory nationalism. He mentions Jews specifically, implying the actions of the state of Israel.

Indeed, we often do seem to lecture and confront other nations publicly on issues such as human rights. For that reason I went out of my way to be careful in questioning foreign leaders or diplomats about their countries’ internal affairs. I had no hesitancy in telling them of our commitment to human rights, but I tried to avoid becoming the pedantic lecturer. (Bush and Scowcroft, 1998, p. 7) Such discourse, common in pre– and post–Cold War Washington, uses references to the standards of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights alongside economic and geopolitical justifications.

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