Redefining the World:

Global Journalism and the Context of Conflict
  • Philip Seib


When the United States began its war against Iraq in March 2003, the conflict seemed to many Americans to be inevitable and necessary. President George W. Bush and members of his administration had skillfully made their case for war and pulled public opinion along with them. Much of the rest of the world was dismayed, but such feelings barely registered, in a domestic political sense, among Americans. Debate and protests about the war within the United States developed only limited emotional momentum, and they failed to capture wide-spread attention. Concerns about the long-term effects of the war on America’s role in the world spurred little discussion. As opinion polls showed, Americans had decided that they wanted this war and didn’t want to be bothered about details.


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