Chronicles Magazine VIEWS

Speaking Truth to Power

Why is there no adversarial press in the United States? Why do the media seem so afraid of news stories that threaten to embarrass or destroy governments? These questions may seem curious in a society that prides itself on freedom of the press...

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    Triberalism

    After three decades in which the term "liberal Democratic media" has come to seem an almost complete redundancy, many students of American journalism today are no doubt stunned to learn that, prior to the 1960's, this nation's printed press was...

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    The Unknown Civil War

    The use of NATO military strikes against the Bosnian Serbs, at the urgings of the Clinton administration, camouflages for the moment a rift that has occurred in the Western alliance.

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    Russophilia

    The deluge of statements, articles, and books on Russia in these turbulent (for Russia) times comes as no surprise. What surprises is the ingratiating and monotonously uncritical terms of discourse in which American opinions about Russia are couched.

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