Posts Tagged “Vietnam War”

Movie Review: “The Post,” when newspapers had more respect

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Movie Review: “The Post,” when newspapers had more respect

Movie Review: “The Post,” when newspapers had more respect The new movie “The Post” is a powerful film that takes Americans back to 1971 when journalism was a profession dominated mostly by principle. Truth outweighed political partisanship. But in watching the movie this week, it only made me sad. Because it reminded me how badly…

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Baby boomers: Returning to College Life at NIU 40 years later

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Baby Boomers: Returning to College Life at NIU 40 Years Later By Ray Hanania I wasn’t ready for college when my mother drove me to DeKalb to sign in to my first year at Northern Illinois University. I had lost my father the year before, but really had no idea why I was going to…

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Baby Boomers: Did we have violence when we were younger?

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Baby Boomer Dreaming/BabyBoomerDreaming.com Did we have violence when we were younger? By Ray Hanania The news is constantly filled with reports about violence. In fact, we measure violence now with words and phrases. Those words are, in the order of magnitude, crime, violence, massacre, serial killing, assassination, and terrorism to name just a few. When…

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American hypocrisy is limitless when it comes to Arab World

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American hypocrisy is limitless when it comes to Arab World

American hypocrisy is limitless when it comes to Arab World Saudi Gazette Newspaper, Sunday, April 14, 2013 By Ray Hanania If there is one thing that defines American attitudes about the Arab World, it is hypocrisy. It’s sad to say considering Americans self-define themselves as the most educated and most Democratic nation in the world. Americans…

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Year of JFK Truth and Because Lies Continue

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Year of JFK Truth and Because Lies Continue By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Friday, March 22, 2013 This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the biggest lies sold to the American people. Oh, there have been a lot of lies over the years during my generation, but this one that comes on Nov….

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Osama Kill Film Twists Patriotism

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Osama Kill Film Twists Patriotism ByRay Hanania Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Friday Jan. 25, 2013 I think some Americans feel that if they watch a movie about the death of Osama bin Laden, it’s a way to express their patriotism for America. The movie, “Zero Dark Thirty,” tells the story of a female CIA agent who…

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There’s Plenty of NATO Protests, But for What?

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There’s Plenty of NATO Protests, But for What? By RAY HANANIA • Friday, May 25, 2012/Southwest News Herald I can’t say I was in the leadership of the protesters in 1968, but I can say I identified with what they were trying to say. This week’s NATO protests, however, seem to be different. In 1968,…

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HANANIA: The Assault against the Arab/Islamic media, For Immediate Release, 11-10-07

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The assault against the Arab media By Ray Hanania — We often compare the Iraq War to the Vietnam War. Slowly, maybe too slowly, many Americans have come to accept the comparisons based on government lying, military efforts to silence the media, and persistent stories of American soldiers committing war crimes.  A key player in…

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HANANIA: Bonus Column: Iraq war movies slam moral stomach. For Release Tues. Sep. 4, 2007

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New films will bring horror of Iraq murders to American screens By Ray Hanania — Well, we all knew from the beginning that a president who dodged active military service during the Vietnam War had gotten us entangled in a new Vietnam War. Instead of lying about Iraq, all President Bush had to do was…

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