This book presents a collection of chapters that describe how mass media has been a social force in various contexts. Section One addresses political contexts that have involved visual images, music and international venues. Section Two focuses on propaganda illustrations where well defined messages have been conveyed to various types of audiences. Section Three emphasizes military scenarios to exemplify how mass media influences impact a single arena of global relations. Section Four describes how the interplay of mass media and diversity has played out in U.S. culture. Section Five highlights how much of the phenomena from the aforementioned sections, and related variables, can have relevance in classroom settings. Section Six offers theoretical speculations regarding future implications of past and present mass media developments.