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Undertaken to demonstrate American supremacy, the war has instead revealed the stark limits of American power. It has laid waste to the post-Cold War era of great expectations once thought to define America's, indeed the world's, future.

A classic early example of these psy ops was the 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast which created “accidental” and “unfortunate” panic and hysteria throughout the United States. Listeners tuned in to what they thought was a

Undertaken to demonstrate American supremacy, the war has instead revealed the stark limits of American power. It has laid waste to the post-Cold War era of great expectations once thought to define America's, indeed the world's, future.

[From BBC News; additional information follows below]. [Image: Actor Liam Neeson poses for a portrait prior to the press conference to announce the 2012 European Tour of Jeff Wayne's musical version of War Of The Worlds

It was a strong fall for Canadian Stage and a great year for Andrew Burashko's interdisciplinary Art of Time ensemble – I nearly put their presentation of War of the Worlds on this list, as well. A massive, Broadway-bound hit for a reason.