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Bruce Jackson Quotes and Sayings

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For governments at war, the media is an instrument
of war or an element in war that is to be controlled.
- Bruce Jackson

It is not at all clear how much the media influences
public opinion and how much public opinion influences the media.
- Bruce Jackson

The mainstream media showed, for example,
no blood and guts resulting from the 9/11 attacks.
- Bruce Jackson

The key fact missed most often by social scientists
utilizing documentary films for data,
is this: documentary films are not found or reported things;
they're made things.
- Bruce Jackson

 

What is perhaps more worthy of note than how many tsunami dead we've seen,
however, is how many other recent dead we have not seen.
- Bruce Jackson

All too often, academic departments defend their territory
with the passion of cornered animals,
though with far less justification.
- Bruce Jackson

I'm a schoolteacher and a writer.
So that's what I do.
- Bruce Jackson

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The media bring our wars home, but only rarely have
they been able to do it in complete freedom.
- Bruce Jackson

The US military still blames the media for stories
and images that turned the American public against the war in Vietnam.
- Bruce Jackson

The web continues to be a source of important photographs you see nowhere else.
- Bruce Jackson

Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us.
- Bruce Jackson

War is an abstraction.
- Bruce Jackson

When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter;
that's when the silence comes closer;
that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract.
- Bruce Jackson

Documentary films are created in an inverted funnel
of declining possibility.
- Bruce Jackson

Filmmakers who use narrators pay a price for taking the easy way:
narrated films date far more quickly than films without narrators.
- Bruce Jackson

The media is not at all homogeneous in the way it tells us about war.
- Bruce Jackson

America has the longest prison sentences in the West,
yet the only condition long sentences demonstrably cure is heterosexuality.
- Bruce Jackson

They say the death of a parent puts you in time because
that means there's now no generation standing between you and ordinary death:
you're next.
I don't buy it.
- Bruce Jackson

Books can now be on the stands within days from delivery
of a formatted manuscript,
and often are.
- Bruce Jackson

Perhaps the most important lesson of the New Social
Historians is that history belongs to those about whom
or whose documents survive.
- Bruce Jackson

War is grounded in the notion of triumph and defeat.
It is zero-sum.
- Bruce Jackson

War is big and there are only so many reporters and
only so many places for their words and images to appear.
Choices are made constantly.
- Bruce Jackson

First, those images help us understand the general
and specific magnitude of disaster caused by the tsunami.
The huge outpouring of aid would not have happened without those images.
- Bruce Jackson

Both of our wars in Iraq were, on American television,
largely bloodless.
- Bruce Jackson

Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture.
- Bruce Jackson

Vietnam is often called our only uncensored war,
but that only means that the government wasn't vetting the pictures and words.
- Bruce Jackson

Technology has changed the way book publishing works,
as it has changed everything else in the world of media.
- Bruce Jackson

You've gotten words about those American and Iraqi deaths and mutilations,
but precious few images.
- Bruce Jackson

The U.S.
government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs,
drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism.
Each of those wars has budgets, legislation,
offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary
in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real.
- Bruce Jackson

The daily press, the immediate media,
is superb at synecdoche, at giving us a small thing
that stands for a much larger thing.
Reporters on the ground, embedded or otherwise,
can tell us about or send us pictures of what happened
in that place at that time among those people.
- Bruce Jackson

Well, I think everybody's a little jealous of the Vietnam Wall,
even people from wars that already have good monuments.
You have a monument like the Wall and nobody ever forgets your war,
you can bet on that.
- Bruce Jackson

Which suggests something about media and war:
it's not just that events happen and the media documents and presents them.
There is a third element: what the public is ready to accept,
what the public wants to know.
- Bruce Jackson

We entered the 20th century trying to deal with three
ideas purporting to define or describe or explain three spheres of action,
development and conflict: Darwin on the natural world,
Freud on the internal world, Marx on the economic world.
- Bruce Jackson

All governments in all wars have used all the means
at their disposal to put their own motives,
decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces,
in the best possible light.
- Bruce Jackson

The fact that the Arctic, more than any other populated region of the world,
requires the collaboration of so many disciplines and
points of view to be understood at all,
is a benefit rather than a burden.
- Bruce Jackson

Television broadcasts have, in the main,
been more suggestive, less specific,
more distant in their images than the print press:
often you knew that lump was a dead body only because
a chattering reporter told you it was.
- Bruce Jackson

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
May it be more humane and fair than the world your
governments have made before.
- John Perry Barlow

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
- Lester B. Pearson

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change
in the opposite direction,
whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals,
or in governments.
- Plato

In addition to their power over government based on
government financing and personal influence,
bankers could steer governments in ways they wished
them to go by other pressures.
- Carroll Quigley

Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments,
but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin.
- Joseph Conrad

Few governments in the world, for example,
praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France,
and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers.
- Richard Perle

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine
to rush into impulsive rejection,
let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban

Princes and governments are far more dangerous than
other elements within society.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.
- William Henry Harrison

The marvel of all history is the patience with which
men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid
upon them by their governments.
- George Washington

Co-operation between governments still plays an important
role and will remain indispensable.
- Lionel Jospin

It is a fact that governments tend to put in place
policies and strategies in response to current scenarios.
- Julie Bishop

Unfortunately for governments like that of Iran,
when they forbid something, people become more interested.
- Azar Nafisi

It is only reasonable that our laws do not force our
country to provide safe harbor to those individuals
that are being sought out by their governments due to their terrorist ties.
- Bill Shuster

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
- James A. Garfield

The same European governments that hesitated to confront
terrorists were more than prepared to oppose us.
- Richard Perle

We have shown, given these last three years,
that we were succeeding in fighting terrorists.
While during the first 30 years of the former governments they didn't.
- Alberto Fujimori

The United States has some people in Europe with whom
we disagree on this matter and a large number of people in Europe,
including governments in Europe, with whom we agree.
- Douglas Feith

Governments should not be able to bulldoze a person's
home or business to benefit other individuals.
- Henry Bonilla

After September 11, the European governments have completely failed.
They are incapable of seeing beyond their own national scope of interests.
- Jurgen Habermas

My aim is to show that those governments that violate
the rights of people by invoking the name of Islam
have been misusing Islam.
- Shirin Ebadi

I think governments are the cancer of civilization.
- Chuck D. *q

Last Thursday, our Supreme Court backed that local
governments can co-opt private property,
and give it to another private entity,
for economic development.
- Cliff Stearns

Fear is the foundation of most governments.
- John Adams

Governments never learn.
Only people learn.
- Milton Friedman

Since its first day as a nation, Israel has lived under
a cloud of aggression from militant extremists and
hostile neighboring governments.
- John Boehner

A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly.
The histories of all popular governments show absurd
is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties.
- Franklin Pierce

In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new,
imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments
will share power in the north.
- Gerry Adams

It is human nature that rules the world,
not governments and regimes.
- Svetlana Alliluyeva

Governments must give to all those who have hit life's
hurdles the chance to rebuild and have a future.
- Pauline Hanson

Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize
the rights of indigenous people and their right to
their own traditional territories.
- Bianca Jagger

Debt is the fatal disease of republics,
the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
- Wendell Phillips


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