Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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CONTENTS

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pp. vii-viii

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PREFACE

Sean MacBride

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pp. ix-xii

Through the ages, mankind has been dominated by an aggressive desire to exercise power over other human beings. This compulsion to dominate and conquer is what has always led to wars. Until the advent and development of explosives, railways, and internal combustion engines, wars were relatively limited and even often regarded as sporting events...

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INTRODUCTION

Ellen Ray, William Schaap

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pp. 3-18

"What really bothers me about the MacBride Report1 is the way it calls for the licensing of journalists." We were lunching with a senior editor of one of the most prestigious newspapers in the United States. "What are you talking about?" we said. "It specifically does not call for the licensing of journalists." "Don't be ridiculous. Of course it does." "Have you read...

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THE HISTORY OF U.S.-UNESCO RELATIONS

William Preston, Jr.

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pp. 19-218

In the immediate aftermath of World War II, in a burst of idealism, the victorious allies created the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). "Since wars begin in the minds of men," UNESCO'S preamble began,* "it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed."1 Goaded by the examples of Nazi tyranny, propaganda...

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U.S. MASS MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM UNESCO

Edward S. Herman

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pp. 219-300

The central focus of the U.S. mass media in their treatment of the U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO —and in their attention to UNESCO more generally over the past decade—has been its alleged threat to a "free press." In mass-media discourse, a free press is implicitly or explicitly one in private hands, financed largely by advertising, and not subject to government controls...

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IS THERE A UNITED STATES INFORMATION POLICY?

Herbert I. Schiller

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pp. 301-328

United States information policy, it has often been asserted, does not exist. In the sense that there is no single, coherent policy formulation, or site of such formulation, or even a policy document, this assertion is correct. It is also true that there is no single governmental agency or division which is in indisputable control or which has general responsibility for overall information...

APPENDIXES

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pp. 329-366

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 367-374

INDEX

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pp. 375-385