Tuesday, August 9, 2016

thriller propaganda

Interesting point in recent New York Times Book Review:

American political thrillers, like American politics, can be awfully jingoistic. In the works of Brad Thor and Brad Taylor and similar writers, a heroic America often comes under existential threat from a bellicose Russia or China or North Korea. . . .  American thrillers function as a kind of propaganda, demonizing foreign enemies. . . .