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Entries by David Sirota from 03/2011

Today's Anti-Muslim Bigotry Rooted in '80s Pop Culture

| Posted 03.11.2011 | Politics

Anti-Muslim sentiment was embedded in American society well before 9/11 -- it started as a cheap pop culture trope in the 1980s and has now become the unquestioned assumption.

From Charlie Sheen to Reagan Nostalgia, the 80s Just Won't Go Away

| Posted 03.14.2011 | Politics

The similarities between today and the 1980s reflect a country now run by those who came of age in that decade. No matter where we look for the roots of today's political debates, we find the tropes of '80s popular culture.

How Your Taxpayer Dollars Subsidize Pro-War Movies and Block Anti-War Movies

| Posted 03.16.2011 | Entertainment

Connections between the Pentagon and the entertainment industry, first intensified in the 1980s, continue to embed militarism in seemingly non-political products like video games and action movies.