African American Dreams
This paper provides a four-part blog that focuses on works of art that are related to African American Dreams in U.S. society, including: 1) Langston Hughes’ “Let America Be America Again”; 2) Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye; 3) Spike Lee’s Bamboozled; and 4) the lecture “African American Dreams.”
U.S. POLITICAL SYSTEM.
Examines evolution & nature of Amer. democracy & political roles of public, media, special interests, Congress, bureaucracy, president.
"DAWNING OF THE COLD WAR"
(Randall Woods & Howard Jones), [Intervention: How Amer. Got Involved in Vietnam] (George Kahin), [On Strategy] (Harry Summers), [Fire in the Lake] (Frances Fitzgerald), & [Lyndon Johnson's Dual War] (Kathleen Turner). Summarizes books.
History & Advertising Images
This paper provides an analysis of health and beauty advertisements from the 1910s and 1920s to show how they reflect themes of the era such as gender relations, upward mobility and mass consumerism.
Media and Violence
Supports the proposition that media, film, and video games can cause violence in society. Discusses the debate over the effects of media violence on young children and adolescents and adults.
This paper provides a discussion of the ethnic cleansing orchestrated by the U.S. and Britain against the islanders of Diego Garcia in the Archipelagos. Why this event occurred and why it has received little media attention is addressed among other issues.
Dangers & opportunities in world connected by media & technology. Propaganda, instant communications, polling, impact on foreign policy.
Reviews the book, The Political Image Merchants: Strategies in the New Politics.