War Radio and the Militarization of Canadian Culture

War Radio and the Militarization of Canadian Culture
Bob Hackett uncovers an escalating glorification of violence (in hockey) and war (in Afghanistan) by the Canadian media in the last ten years. Suggesting that the Canadian Broadcasting Company and commercial broadcasters have succumbed to pressure from a conservative federal government, participating in nothing less than “a well-oiled campaign to lower the threshold at which war becomes a thinkable option,” Hackett argues that what is needed is a cultural “counter-campaign” that must not only expose “the economic and political interests behind militarism” but also celebrate “the courage and sacrifices of Canadian civilians who have worked for a more peaceful world.” Read the article…

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