The Ideology of the Entertainment Media
Vietnam War character exemplifies the historical engineering in so many films: the U.S. was not the marauding invader but rather the victim of the perfidious Vietnamese and weak politicians in Washington.
Michael Parenti is one of this country’s foremost independent political analysts. Cornel West calls him, “a towering prophetic voice.” He has taught at major colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of numerous books including the classic Democracy for the Few, Power and the Powerless, The Face of Imperialism, and The Assassination of Julius Caesar.