For forty years, internationally bestselling author David Shields subscribed to the New York Times, but recently he realized how “problematic” he found the seductively beautiful and consistently heroic composition of the paper’s front-page photos (especially of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq). In this discussion of his book War is Beautiful, Shields invites us into his ensuing research and analysis of NYT combat photography, which—according to Shields—aestheticizes war and anesthetizes the viewer. Join us for this engaging and thought-provoking discussion of how war is portrayed in our media today.
recorded Jan 24, 2016

Thanks to University Bookstore



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Program Details
Episode S5E5
Broadcast Week Jan 31st 2016
Duration 00:58:00
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English

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