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  • Barry Zorthian's War: The Pentagon and the Press in Vietnam

    by Ron Steinman

    A 1970 speech by Barry Zorthian, the Pentagon's chief public information officer in Vietnam, shows a thoughtful approach to balancing the rights of journalists with the need of the military to control information. That approach is missing in the era of "fake news" and open hostility by the administration for the press.



  • Letters From An American: June 8, 2020

    by Heather Cox Richardson

    Among other topics, Professor Richardson weighs in on the New York Times editorial fiasco, arguing that Tom Cotton's op ed was too detached from fact to make any contribution to meaningful public debate.