In his preface to Michael Massing's pamphlet on the American press and Iraq, Now They Tell Us, Orville Schell asks "what had happened to the press's vaunted role as skeptical 'watchdog over government power'?"
There is, however, a rather puzzling assertion:
"The Anglo-Irish war of 1919-1921 was an international historical landmark: the first successful revolution against British rule..."
Really? I coulda swored our late-18th-century dust-up with the Brits counts as a successful revolution.
Mobilizing World Opinion Against the Government: How the Irish Did It and Won
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