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World Politics on Screen: Understanding International Relations through Popular Culture

by Mark Sachleben

Increasingly resistant to lessons on international politics, society often turns to television and film to engage the subject.

Paving the Way for Reagan: The Influence of Conservative Media on US Foreign Policy

by Laurence R. Jurdem

From 1964 to 1980, the United States was buffeted by a variety of international crises, including the nation’s defeat in Vietnam, the growing aggression of the Soviet Union, and Washington’s inability to free the fifty two American hostages held by Islamic extremists in Iran.

Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

by Brian Taves

Even for those who have never read Jules Verne (1828–1905), the author’s very name conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the epic race in Around the World in Eighty Days, the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon, and the daring descent in Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access

by Wheeler Winston Dixon

Film stocks are vanishing, but the iconic images of the silver screen remain—albeit in new, sleeker formats.

The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

by Paul A. Cantor

Popular culture often champions freedom as the fundamentally American way of life and celebrates the virtues of independence and self-reliance. But film and television have also explored the tension between freedom and other core values, such as order and political stability.