偶然读到这篇文章，是一个作者介绍她的新书（＜＜why american fight>>). 有意思的是她总结了几次美对外大战时政府宣传的出战原因，并把它们归结为推销的手法。
World War I was presented as a fight between civilization and barbarism, World War II, a fight between the free world and the slave world, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, as fights between the free world and the communist world, and, most recently, the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, as fights between civilization and terrorism.
Over time, wartime administrations have used speeches, news briefings, movies, radio shows, posters and television appearances to deliver stirring messages to the American people about why they fight. Such messages typically have portrayed U.S. forces as liberators on a mission to spread freedom and democracy. These portrayals appealed to what Americans like to believe about themselves.
Susan A. Brewer
Thinking through the sales pitch
There is an obligation by citizens to ask the crucial questions about war
By Susan A. Brewer