Norman Solomon begins his new book, War Made Invisible, with a discussion of propaganda — which requires repetition, repetition, repetition.
Think, for example, of the everywhere-present term “defense spending.” The United States spends more on its military than the next 10 countries combined. And yet the very term “defense spending” emphasizes its necessity and discourages doubt.
But propaganda is also silence, in the media and in the curriculum. The New Press is offering a free copy of the book to teachers who share stories about teaching any of the lessons at the Zinn Education Project on war and anti-war campaigns and/or your experiences teaching about the current crisis in the Palestine and Israel.