Norman Solomon joins us for a conversation about his new book, War Made Invisible: How America Hides the Human Toll of Its Military Machine (New Press). Norman will be joined in conversation by Jeff Cohen, founder of Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR).
“With an immense and rare humanity, Solomon insists that we awaken from the slumber of denial and distraction and confront the carnage of the U.S.’s never-ending military onslaughts. A staggeringly important intervention.” -- Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine
This free event will be streamed on Zoom starting at 5pm Pacific Time.
About War Made Invisible
From the acclaimed veteran political analyst, a searing new expos of how the American military, with the help of the media, conceals its perpetual war
More than twenty years ago, 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan set into motion a hugely consequential shift in America's foreign policy: a perpetual state of war that is almost entirely invisible to the American public. War Made Invisible, by the journalist and political analyst Norman Solomon, exposes how this happened, and what its consequences are, from military and civilian casualties to drained resources at home.
From Iraq through Afghanistan and Syria and on to little-known deployments in a range of countries around the globe, the United States has been at perpetual war for at least the past two decades. Yet many of these forays remain off the radar of average Americans. Compliant journalists add to the smokescreen by providing narrow coverage of military engagements and by repeating the military's talking points. Meanwhile, the increased use of high technology, air power, and remote drones has put distance between soldiers and the civilians who die. Back at home, Solomon argues, the cloak of invisibility masks massive Pentagon budgets that receive bipartisan approval even as policy makers struggle to fund the domestic agenda.
Necessary, timely, and unflinching, War Made Invisible is an eloquent moral call for counting the true costs of war.
About the participants
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include War Made Easy, Made Love, Got War, and War Made Invisible (The New Press). He lives in the San Francisco area.
Jeff Cohen is the founder of Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) and the co-founder of RootsAction.org. He is the founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College.