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Arena Magazine Editorial, Page 2

Going in Hard, by Alison Caddick

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It is a classic situation of a war government gathering support on the home front by creating divisions and binding loyalties, and of a shallow media setting up feared figures then knocking them over in preemptive ways in what we are expected to see as civilised media behaviour.

Iraq and Our Democracy by Alison Caddick

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If the non-response to the marches against the Iraq war in 2003 confirmed a disabling political cynicism in many people, today we witness the political fruits of two decades of aggression in the Middle East and its fallout.



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Editorial – Issue 126

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The balance between analysis, ethics and storytelling has been radically altered, and each of the components of political discourse has itself come under tremendous strain under conditions of high-tech capitalism and neoliberalism.