Made Love, Got War: Norman Solomon on Close Encounters with America’s Warfare State (link)

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

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“The warfare state doesn’t come and go. It can’t be defeated on Election Day,” writes media critic Norman Solomon in his new book, Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America’s Warfare State. Like it or not, it’s at the core of the United States – and it has infiltrated our very being.” Norman Solomon joins us in our firehouse studio to about the book. [includes rush transcript]


From privatized war, we now turn to a discussion of permanent war. “The warfare state doesn’t come and go. It can’t be defeated on Election Day. Like it or not, it’s at the core of the United States – and it has infiltrated our very being.” That’s a quote from media critic and best-selling author Norman Solomon’s new book. It’s called “Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America’s Warfare State.”The book traces the panic generated by the launch of Sputnik exactly 50 years ago to the current warmongering with Iran. It is the story of the US government’s preoccupation over the past half-century with “the business of killing and being killed.”Norman Solomon is a nationally syndicated columnist and the author of 12 other books including “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” He is also the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy.

  • Norman Solomon, Author of “Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America’s Warfare State.” He is a nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics and the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy.

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