U.S. Militarism, Media & the Democratic Party

Monday, April 4, 2022 - 1:00pm
Norman Solomon

Norman Solomon has produced a provocative film War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us to Death. He has also published a book by the same title as well as Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America’s Warfare State. Solomon has been a leading critics of U.S. militarism. As the global super-power, the U.S. is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world, as Martin Luther King pointed out some years ago. Its militarism has fundamentally transformed our society. The media, rather than being the watchdog for the public, has become the handmaiden of the military industrial complex. And political parties, rather than being vehicles for the expression of the popular will, have become instruments for manipulation.

Long a critic of the media and a Bernie Sanders delegate in 2016 and 2020, Solomon speaks from experience of the corruption of our institutions. He is an associate of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) and founder of the Institute for Public Accuracy. He is co-founder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org which is dedicated to galvanizing people to defund our endless wars and promote economic fairness and justice.