American Political Fictions: War on Errorism in Contemporary by Peter Swirski

By Peter Swirski

Via a dialogue of numerous artwork and media equivalent to apocalyptic thrillers, rap, and tv, Swirski debunks the yankee political procedure, sieving out truth from a sea of bipartisan untruths. attractive with shut research and a number of case stories, this publication forges a extra exact photograph of up to date American tradition and of the United States itself.

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In October 2002 the American people’s representatives passed Joint Resolution 114, by means of which they divested themselves of their constitutional power by authorizing the president to use the nation’s armed forces as necessary and appropriate. Like an imperial monarch of yore, Bush II got the mandate to use the American military practically at his discretion. ”16 Shaking his head at such naïve or just self-serving ahistoricism, Heller puts American gunboat diplomacy in perpective by pointing out that from Athens to Syracuse by oar and sail “was just about equivalent to the journey by troopship today from California to Vietnam, or from Washington, D.

Better known as the Patriot Act, it paved the way for indefinite detention, extraordinary rendition, suspension of habeas corpus, and fullscale military invasion . ” Credit: John Jonik A PICTURE IS WORTH A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORDS 31 The precursor to Wilson’s Sedition Act was the Sedition Act of 1798, signed into life by President Adams and upheld by his successor, Jefferson, who, even as he drafted resolutions that denounced the Act with one hand, used the other to sign executive orders using it to prosecute his own opponents.

As with the Greeks, the history of the Dutch republic exhibits uncanny parallels with the American, beginning with fighting the war of independence from a colonial superpower and ending with founding an empire of its own. Equally under control of its business oligarchy, the Dutch republic also turned its premier city into the nexus of world commerce and finance, only to see it eclipsed by New Amsterdam—New York. 40 AMERICAN POLITICAL FICTIONS Highly urbanized, prosperous, tolerant of diversity, the city of Amsterdam and the entire United Netherlands could have been mistaken for New York and the United States as they became ethnocultural melting pots for immigrants of all creeds and races who flooded in to make a guilder.

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