Norman Solomon

War Made Easy Author, Journalist and Founding Director of the Institute for Public Accuracy

Norman Solomon is the founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and co-founder of He wrote the nationally syndicated "Media Beat" column from 1992–2009 and currently writes the weekly "Political Culture 2013" column.

Solomon's books include War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death and Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State. War Made Easy was the basis for a full-length documentary film of the same name, produced by the Media Education Foundation and narrated by Sean Penn. A collection of Solomon’s columns won the George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language. The award, presented by the National Council of Teachers of English, honored Solomon’s book The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media.

Solomon's articles appear frequently on CommonDreams, Truthout and many other websites. His Op-Eds have appeared in the Baltimore Sun, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, the New York Times, Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today and the Washington PostHis articles have also appeared in Canada's Globe and Mail, the International Herald Tribune, the Jordan Times and the Toronto Star.

Author of a dozen books, Solomon has challenged conventional media wisdom in such works as Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You (co-authored with Reese Erlich), Wizards of Media Oz: Behind the Curtain of Mainstream News (co-authored with Jeff Cohen), The Trouble With Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh and The Power of Babble: The Politician's Dictionary of Buzzwords and Doubletalk for Every Occasion.

As an analyst of progressive strategies for the future, Solomon draws on four decades of experience as a journalist, author, activist, political organizer and founder of public-interest groups.

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