By Erin Steuter
At warfare with Metaphor deals a compelling research of our public discussions of the battle on terror and the binding conceptual metaphors during which they're framed. interpreting the photographs of animal, insect, and affliction that form and restrict our knowing of the battle, and tying those photos to ancient and modern makes use of of propaganda and media filters, the authors discover how information media, together with political cartoons and speak radio, are enmeshed during this destructive, dehumanizing language.
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40 To say that these soiled beings, these people “with brown faces” who emerge from and return to the earth, die without anyone noticing is an extraordinary statement. Orwell, deeply invested in social critique, no doubt intended his words to evoke compassion, outrage, and a reforming zeal. As the product of an Orientalist culture, however, he had only a limited number of metaphors through which he was able to understand what he saw in the streets of Marrakesh. Conditioned by the dominant Orientalist discourse to think of those from the East as a seething, disorganized mass, how else could he interpret what he saw?
Huntington argues that cultural and religious identities will overtake political allegiances as the main source of conflict in the post-Cold War world. In a 1993 Foreign Affairs article, he wrote: It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural. Nation states will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations.
The decisions here have to be signed off. Anybody who has been in the military knows about the chain of command, and somebody does not sign off down at the lieutenant level and not bother to send it up to the captain or to the colonel or to the general. They all go up the line. 26 The attempt to make these actions appear to be those of private individuals has been furthered by many media voices. ”27 The family album is a private space, a catalogue of the domestic and personal; that the Abu Ghraib photos can be treated as “merely” private, idiosyncratic “mementos” is a pernicious attempt to refute the systematic racism of current military policy.