Henry R. Luce, Time, and the American Crusade in Asia

Henry R. Luce, Time, and the American Crusade in Asia
by Robert Edwin Herzstein [Cambridge]

Dense with biographical and historical detail, Herzstein's study examines how a powerful and connected media tycoon helped influence both the course of American foreign policy and the publc's understanding of East Asian societies. Motivated by a strident and unquestioning anti-Communism, Luce and his senior editors at Time and Life mainstreamed a style of subtly partisan international news coverage which led some critics to call Luce's company the unofficial propaganda wing of the Eisenhower administration. -jl

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey