Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture.
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.
War is grounded in the notion of triumph and defeat. It is zero-sum.
It is not at all clear how much the media influences public opinion and how much public opinion influences the media.
Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us.
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.
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.
The US military still blames the media for stories and images that turned the American public against the war in Vietnam.
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.
Books can now be on the stands within days from delivery of a formatted manuscript, and often are.
Documentary films are created in an inverted funnel of declining possibility.
Filmmakers who use narrators pay a price for taking the easy way: narrated films date far more quickly than films without narrators.
For governments at war, the media is an instrument of war or an element in war that is to be controlled.
Perhaps the most important lesson of the New Social Historians is that history belongs to those about whom or whose documents survive.
The mainstream media showed, for example, no blood and guts resulting from the 9/11 attacks.
The media bring our wars home, but only rarely have they been able to do it in complete freedom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All too often, academic departments defend their territory with the passion of cornered animals, though with far less justification.
America has the longest prison sentences in the West, yet the only condition long sentences demonstrably cure is heterosexuality.
Both of our wars in Iraq were, on American television, largely bloodless.
The media is not at all homogeneous in the way it tells us about war.
The web continues to be a source of important photographs you see nowhere else.
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.
I'm a schoolteacher and a writer. So that's what I do.
Technology has changed the way book publishing works, as it has changed everything else in the world of media.
Vietnam is often called our only uncensored war, but that only means that the government wasn't vetting the pictures and words.
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.
You've gotten words about those American and Iraqi deaths and mutilations, but precious few images.
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.
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.
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.
France hasn't been a member of NATO's military command for the last 37 years, so their agreement on military planning isn't even required.
We thought we needed a publication base for works in progress that deserved some light at this point, or for works that didn't fit other publication categories.
I think that's all been settled, I don't know what their point is now, anyway.
It is not possible to link anybody in this hemisphere to any ethnic group in Africa at this time.
Photograph books are very expensive to print, and I don't think a commercial publisher was willing to take it on. But for us, it was interesting because it combined photographs with the essay.
Most email I get is from readers suggesting links they think might be of interest or people submitting articles or ideas for articles.
We just feel that it's wrong. All it's doing is increasing the number of people that want to do our country harm by making more enemies than allies. I'm just convinced that this administration is less concerned with diplomacy and more concerned about showing the world its strength.
It was about things he had always wanted to write about, but was never quite able to.
Puppies are so much fun, but it's so much more rewarding to see a dog that's been in bad hands ... wagging his tail. It's just better to get a dog like that, I think,
as a way for me to sort of gather up my late friends and have them together.
You yelled at us, cursed at us, hit us with brooms, rulers, sticks, shoes and belt buckles. I still have the marks to prove it.
You said we stole food and then you would starve us for a whole day. You would make me wear Pampers during the entire 12 years I was there and I never had a problem wetting the bed.
You can't live as long as I have and not have lost a lot of friends,
There's a very, very great misconception among people who read about DNA technology that it's a magic bullet and it's not. It's a very powerful tool and probably the most powerful in terms of human identification, but it's not the only tool.
That's the first job I ever had that I love, even though I don't get paid, ... I sure like those dogs.
Students end up giving themselves away for things that are bigger and better than they are.
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.
I want to see Miss Jackson go to jail for life. You took my childhood, a childhood I was supposed to have. I was so disappointed I will never get that back.
The jobs may be there. The question is, at what cost do those jobs come? They're not free.
If Ukraine holds out and manages to strike a compromise with Russia, then Russia's ambitions to restore its influence in this part of the former Soviet empire could be finished.
I'd get too tearful if I had to let him go, ... We really didn't need three, but after having him here for 10, 11 days, he is just the perfect dog.
All the sound the audience hears goes from the mixing console through a bunch of Lake processors.