Today's date:
Fall 1998

From Containment to Entertainment: The Rise of the Media-Industrial Complex

Where once containment of communism defined America's main presence globally, now entertainment does. MTV has gone where the CIA could never penetrate. Where once there were Green Berets and ugly Americans, now there are Small Soldiers, a DreamWorks production, and glamorous movie stars. Even Henry Kissinger, the hardheaded geopolitician, has gone to work for Disney, the soft superpower.

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