Russia Leads the Way to a PMC Future

by David Isenberg Something almost unprecedented has been happening in the world of private military contracting (PMC) over the past several months: the reemergence of an actual private military company. This company is putting the military back in the PMC.… Continue Reading  

Humor as Propaganda (con’t): Goldberg on Colbert

I recently wrote a piece on humor as war propaganda for AlterNet. With that story in mind, I’d like to point you to an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg on yesterday’s episode of the “Colbert Report” with satirist Stephen Colbert. The… Continue Reading  

Iran and Humor as War Propaganda

I’ve got an only slightly off-topic, long piece up at AlterNet describing a few historical and current examples where humor has served to soften up a domestic audience for attacking another country. You can click through to read it, but… Continue Reading