Norman Mailer writes in the London Times that, in his opinion, the US went to war because of tv – but above all, because of women – American feminists, to be precise.
“We understood that our television was going to be terrific. And it was. Sanitised but terrific … There were, however, even better reasons for using our military skills, but these reasons return us to the ongoing malaise of the white American male. He had been taking a daily drubbing over the past 30 years. For better or worse, the women?s movement had had its breakthrough successes and the old, easy white male ego had withered in the glare.”