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The Rhetoric of Terror

The Rhetoric of Terror ebook ISBN: 0823231259
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Author: Marc Redfield
Number of Pages: 148 
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, did symbolic as well as literal damage. A trace of this cultural shock echoes in the American idiom “9/11”: a bare name-date conveying both a trauma (the unspeakable happened then) and a claim on our knowledge. In the first of the two interlinked essays making up The Rhetoric of Terror, Marc Redfield proposes the notion of “virtual trauma” to describe the cultural wound that this name-date both deflects and relays. Virtual trauma describes the shock of an event at once terribly real and utterly mediated. In consequence, a tormented self-reflexivity has tended to characterize representations of 9/11 in texts, discussions, and films, such as World Trade Center and United 93. In the second half of the book, Redfield examines the historical and philosophical infrastructure of the notion of “war on terror.” Redfield argues that the declaration of war on terror is the exemplary postmodern sovereign speech act: it unleashes war as terror and terror as war, while remaining a crazed, even in a certain sense fictional performative utterance. Only a pseudosovereign—the executive officer of the world’s superpower—could have declared this absolute, phantasmatic, yet terribly damaging war. Though politicized terror and absolute war have their roots in the French Revolution and the emergence of the modern nation-state, Redfield suggests that the idea of a war on terror relays the complex, spectral afterlife of sovereignty in an era of biopower, global capital, and telecommunication. A moving, wide-ranging, and rigorous meditation on the cultural tragedy of our era, The Rhetoric of Terror also unfolds as an act of mourning for Jacques Derrida. Derrida’s groundbreaking philosophical analysis of iterability—iterability as the exposure to repetition with a difference elsewhere that makes all technics, signification, and psychic life possible—helps us understand why questions of mediation and aesthetics so rapidly become so fraught in our culture; why efforts to repress our essential political, psychic, and ontological vulnerability generate recursive spasms of violence; why ethical living-together involves uninsurable acts of hospitality. The Rhetoric of Terror closes with an affirmation of eirenic cosmopolitanism.


Author: Ruskin Bond
Number of Pages: 228 
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Welcome to Rupa s carnival of terror, where Ruskin Bond s compilation of grisly tales will give you nightmares. As he takes you to the depths of the Sargasso Sea and William Hope Hodgson s telling of a ship caught in a treacherous world. Also included here are stories from Jerome .K. Jerome, A .E. Coppard, Margery Allingham and one from Bond himself

Sacred Bond

Sacred Bond ebook ISBN: 1449739024
Publisher: WestBow Press
Author: Richard W Hanhardt
Number of Pages: 392 
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In this extensive and vividly presented study, Mr. Hanhardt provides a model of how the spiritual life emerges at times of change and suffering in our lives. He presents a new view of ancient structures in the human psychethe relationships that are our greatest gifts and that emerge into the realm of the spiritual. This study is based upon decades of research into multiple traditions but fully relies on the description of the most powerful healing structures we have, which are found in each member of the Christian Trinity. To achieve the goal of the growth of love, the ultimate purpose of human suffering, we must invite God into the process. This book is designed for all who are involved in the healing process and is written in a language that is both accessible to the general public and also challenging of the traditional training and practice of psychotherapists and counselors. Mr. Hanhardt also presents throughout the book many techniques and structured self-studies and meditations for healing for clients and seekers who are directing their own healing process.

Carl Schmitt and the Politics of Hostility, Violence and Terror

Carl Schmitt and the Politics of Hostility, Violence and Terror ebook ISBN: 0230234674
Publisher: Springer
Author: G. Slomp
Number of Pages: 182 
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Carl Schmitt's friend/enemy principle is exposed to in-depth philosophical analysis and historical examination with the aim of showing that the political follows hostility, violence and terror as form follows matter. The book argues that the partisan is an umbrella concept that includes the national and global terrorist.

Lessons and Legacies of the War On Terror

Lessons and Legacies of the War On Terror ebook ISBN: 1136188746
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Gershon Shafir,Everard Meade,William J. Aceves
Number of Pages: 188 
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This volume examines the lessons and legacies of the U.S.-led "Global War on Terror," utilizing the framework of a political "moral panic." A decade after 9/11, it is increasingly difficult to deny that terror has prevailed – not as a specific enemy, but as a way of life. Transport, trade, and communications are repeatedly threatened and disrupted worldwide. While the pace and intensity of terror attacks have abated, many of the temporary security measures and sacrifices of liberty adopted in their immediate aftermath have become more or less permanent. This book examines the social, cultural, and political drivers of the war on terror through the framework of a "political moral panic": the exploration of threats to particular individuals or institutions that come to be viewed as threats to a way of life, social norms and values, civilization, and even morality itself. Drawing upon a wide range of domestic and international case studies, this volume reinforces the need for reason, empathy, and a dogged defence of principle in the face of terror. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, human rights, U.S. foreign policy, American politics, and Security Studies and I.R. in general.

Beyond Terror

Beyond Terror ebook ISBN: 1450032990
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Raoul D. Revord Esq
Number of Pages: 240 
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She would be severely beaten and likely killed if she stayed, but certainly killed if she tried to leave. Was it self-defense, or was it murder? To defend his client, one lawyer from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula must find the truth in forensic evidence and through a sensational trial, portray to the jury a drama of the life of Jean and John Davis. Revord’s Beyond Terror tells readers this gripping story of a battered wife who suddenly is left no choice but to end years of domestic violence by killing her abusive husband. Attorney David Chartier was spending quality time with his family in their cabin near the Upper Twin Lake when a phone call from a highly distressed woman broke the peace and serenity of that evening. It was Jean Davis, David’s longtime client, calling from the Michigan State Police Post where she is being held for her husband’s murder. After years of physical and emotional abuse, Jean abruptly realized that her only chance of staying alive was to kill her husband. So begins David’s investigation, examination, gathering and analysis of forensic evidence that will provide a defense for his client. Beyond Terror follows the proceedings of the trial, beginning with David’s investigation at the scene until the final verdict from the jury and appellate decision of the Court of Appeals. A shocking and unexpected end to the novel awaits readers. A trial lawyer for forty-eight years himself, Revord delivers this fictional story—inspired largely on real events—with much precision, capturing the technicalities and the drama involved in criminal proceedings. For more information on Beyond Terror, log on to : Visit my website

Cinematic Terror

Cinematic Terror ebook ISBN: 144115809X
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Author: Tony Shaw
Number of Pages: 328 
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Cinematic Terror takes a uniquely long view of filmmakers' depiction of terrorism, examining how cinema has been a site of intense conflict between paramilitaries, state authorities and censors for well over a century. In the process, it takes us on a journey from the first Age of Terror that helped trigger World War One to the Global War on Terror that divides countries and families today. Tony Shaw looks beyond Hollywood to pinpoint important trends in the ways that film industries across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East have defined terrorism down the decades. Drawing on a vast array of studio archives, government documentation, personal interviews and box office records, Shaw examines the mechanics of cinematic terrorism and challenges assumptions about the links between political violence and propaganda.

Culture of Terror

Culture of Terror ebook ISBN: 1438981511
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Eugene E. Narrett
Number of Pages: 348 
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In Culture of Terror Eugene Narrett accomplishes a remarkable task: defining and identifying the roots of postmodernism in the scientific utopianism of the Enlightenment. Dr. Narrett explains and traces the increasing totalitarian core of this drive to control and "perfect" human beings to the media "distraction machine." Using core texts from political philosophy and literature, he follows the Romantic revolution in values and scientific utopianism, through Modernism and its suicidal, relativistic, power mad postscript, postmodernism. Using a broad palette of great writings from many disciplines he traces America's regression to nihilistic paganism directed by an oligarchy and a new, hi-tech feudalism that impoverishes and de-humanizes. In America, the 'flower' of the West, the contradictions and self-negation in this process are most pronounced and grotesque as shown by popular culture which he examines extensively. "Culture of Terror" is a unique tale of imperial identity theft playing out its logic in confessions of regret, expressive instrospection (psychology) and the exhibitionism of media spectacles that absorb and program everything in the disintegrating language of its its "distraction machine."

Surgeons of Terror II

Surgeons of Terror II ebook ISBN: 1589398246
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
Author: Ron Wootters
Number of Pages: 156 
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This time the Team & Board are stretched to their max when they take on a project that tries to prevent a war. Projects take the clandestine anti-terrorist group to countries and islands around the world. Blue Jay & Bean sort of bend the 'no activity on U.S. soil directive' when they perform a little favor for their old boss at CIA and deal with an Al-Qaida situation in New York City.

Philosophy in a Time of Terror

Philosophy in a Time of Terror ebook ISBN: 0226066657
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: Giovanna Borradori
Number of Pages: 224 
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The idea for Philosophy in a Time of Terror was born hours after the attacks on 9/11 and was realized just weeks later when Giovanna Borradori sat down with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida in New York City, in separate interviews, to evaluate the significance of the most destructive terrorist act ever perpetrated. This book marks an unprecedented encounter between two of the most influential thinkers of our age as here, for the first time, Habermas and Derrida overcome their mutual antagonism and agree to appear side by side. As the two philosophers disassemble and reassemble what we think we know about terrorism, they break from the familiar social and political rhetoric increasingly polarized between good and evil. In this process, we watch two of the greatest intellects of the century at work.

Terror and Consensus

Terror and Consensus ebook ISBN: 9780804729703
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Author: Jean-Joseph Goux,Philip R. Wood
Number of Pages: 222 
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This volume of twelve essays focuses on two interrelated issues. First, it addresses the historical and cultural determinants that have given rise to what frequently has been described as “the French exception,” the unusually conflictual French political process inherited from the revolutionary past in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its accompanying avant-gardism in artistic, literary, and philosophical practice, both of which distinguish France from other European countries. Second, the contributors assess the exhaustion of this tradition in recent years—noted prominently on the occasion of the celebration of the bicentennial of the Revolution in 1989—in a progressive “normalization” of French society that has been the final outcome of the liquidation of the colonial empire, the collapse of Marxism as a social force, and the integration of France into the European Union. The contributors are Jean-Marie Apostolidès, Marc Augé, Barbara Cassin, Françoise Gaillard, Maurice Godelier, Jean-Joseph Goux, Françoise Lionnet, Jean-François Lyotard, Mark Poster, Pierre Saint-Amand, Susan Suleiman, and Philip R. Wood.

Diplomatic Terror

Diplomatic Terror ebook ISBN: 1465331824
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Robert G. Morris
Number of Pages: 141 
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Terror grips the South American country of Colonia as retired US diplomat John Pauley returns to his old embassy. He is adviser to the chairman of a congressional committee charged with investigating the justice now promised by a government by a government strengthened by a new election. John Pauley must reluctantly abandon his role in an amateur production of Shakespeares Coriolanus when the chairman requests his help. The chairman brings with him his staff assistant Gail Arthur. Terrorist chaos reigns as the three arrive. The terrorists dispute the new trials of previous defendants charged with human rights violations including the murder of an American girl. The Americans find haven in the residence of the US ambassador in Juan de Sols, Garfield Jameson, the assistant ambassador when John was stationed there. Spencer Rawson, a callow and unpopular junior officer at the embassy, is kidnaped, perhaps to coerce the embassy into withdrawing its strong support for the government crackdown. The foreign ministry obtains his release. Inevitably he and Gail find much in common. Crack journalist Manuela Alvarez sees the significance of the increase in terror, the governments moves to confront it and the abduction of the American. . Echoing Shakespeare, the army puts down a resurrection led by Alfredo, the leader of the rebels who call themselves vulcanos, from the Spanish for vulcan, the Roman god of fire. Federico Morales courageously and skillfully leads the government forces in a decisive defeat of Alfredo and the vulcanos. Morales is lionized for his victory and offered the honorific Caudillo, or leader, a long-unused title. Morales balks at the proffered title, unable to muster the required humility the occasion demands. He insults the officials offering award of the title and ends up castigated as an enemy of the people. Morales flees to Alfredo and joins his rebel troops for a planned assault on the capital. John, Manuela, the chairman and Spencer turn up in Coriola where the rebels are preparing for their attack on the capital. Comfortable in a deserted motel, the four are incommunicado while the preparations progress. Spencer doesnt mind as long as he can be with Manuela. One of his kidnappers, the young Pedro, turns up at the motel as liaison between the rebels and the embassy group. Spencer soon sees Pedro as a rival for Manuela. One of his old mentors, Mendoza, visits Moraless mother and begs for her intercession to forestall the impending bloodbath. He succeeds, she does and Morales goes to the capital. There he achieves a peace treaty. Alfredo and the other rebels greet the treaty with hostility. They fall upon Morales, brutally killing him. Manuela gets the whole story from Pedro, an eyewitness. The rebels melt away. The embassy four return to the capital. Gail is curious about the room arrangements at the Coriola motel and the role Pedro played in their adventure. Spencer rediscovers Gail. Federico Moraless brother Gabriel, awaiting retrial for the murder of the American embassy daughter, hangs himself in his prison cell. The rebels are badly split over what do do next. Discipline decays. A majority favor a peace treaty; this causes the militant minority to walk out, vowing to wage war on the appeasers as well as the government. Left behind by the dispersing vulcanos, poor Pedro has no place to go. He tries Manuelas apartment but finds her husband has returned. The embassy four lend him money and Spencer helps him find a job in garage. The terror continues at a low level, but with the Morales brothers both dead, John, the chairman and Gail prepare to leave Colonia. The ambassador holds a farewell dinner at which Manuelas husband sings. Spencer and Gail part with vows of meeting again. Home again, John laments that he missed the performance of Coriolanus with his youthful understudy but then decides he was in the play more down in Colonia than i

Pantomime Terror

Pantomime Terror ebook ISBN: 1782792082
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Author: John Hutnyk
Number of Pages: 222 
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Pantomime is a theatrical form that has come to rule our everyday lives as terror. In the early years of the 21st century, a dissembling political demonology has sometimes placed otherwise merely lyrical musicians in a volatile predicament. The discussion here is of Fun-da-Mental's Aki Nawaz portrayed as a 'suicide rapper', Asian Dub Foundation striking poses from the street in support of youth in Paris and Algiers, and M.I.A., born free fighting immigration crackdown with atrocity video. Along the way, bus bombs, comedy circuits, critical theory, Arabian Nights, Bradley Wiggins, Dinarzade, Karl Marx, Paris boulevards, Molotov, Mao, the Eiffel Tower, reserve armies, lists, Richard Wagner, Samina Malik, Slavoj Žižek, Freudian slips, red-heads, Guantanamo. The book offers some sharp critiques of our contemporary complacency, and the failures of theory as more than ten years of war on terror turns anxiety at home and drone-strike assassinations abroad into a normal everyday. This pantomime is a terror story told over and over to distract from the workings of a despotic power. The need for an adequate (winning) counter-narrative was never more clear.

Ultimate Terror

Ultimate Terror ebook ISBN: 0595386806
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Carole Holden
Number of Pages: 156 
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It took ten more tries before he finally spied a tiny flashing light in the deep grass. He picked up the phone and held it tightly in his hand. "Hey, O'Brien, I found it!" he cried out. Hank didn't believe in magical thinking, but something about holding the tiny electronic gadget in his hand made him feel connected, as if Peter were sending him a message. It was the first positive feeling Hank had had since Peter's alarming call. Hank stuffed the phone in his pants pocket and ran back to the shoulder of the highway. A black sedan came speeding up behind him. He stepped back to let it go by. Instead the driver braked hard and swerved onto the shoulder in front of him. A hooded figure jumped out from the backseat and lunged at him. Hank raised his left arm and whipped his forearm against the man's throat. The attacker grunted and fell backward. Hank raced toward his car, but he wasn't fast enough.

Panic Terror

Panic Terror ebook ISBN: 1499050631
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Richard Padgett
Number of Pages: 248 
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Panic Terror is a book about friends, family, and eccentric southern relatives. Two marriages, raising six children, building a house, teaching close to 40 years--it's a collection of autobiographical poems and stories. Panic and terror are the emotions I feel most strongly when I sit down to write. Pan--the god associated with delivering both joy and terror--often imposed both states of being on unsuspecting individuals he encountered as he played his flute. I have met Pan often along the way. Panic Terror is my attempt to synthesize my often humorous life experiences and the holy terror that goes along with the spooky art of trying to capture fleeting memories in writing.

Law, Text, Terror

Law, Text, Terror ebook ISBN: 1135310467
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Peter Goodrich,Lior Barshack,Anton Schutz
Number of Pages: 204 
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The essays collected here under the governing signs, Law, Text, Terror have their origins in a singular and topical desire. Their motive is most immediately that of acknowledging the massive and eccentric contribution of the philologist, psychoanalyst and Romanist jurist Pierre Legendre to the study of legal institutions and juridical practices. He has unceasingly asked the question 'why law?' and in endeavouring to answer that question, in the course of over twenty-five books published during the last forty years, he has traversed a unique and uniquely idiosyncratic body of disciplines and knowledges relevant to the symbolic forms and institutional functions of the Western legal order. These essays reflect that singularity of drive as well as that diversity of scholarly interests by taking up, playing with, varying and developing the themes of text and terror, law and territory, that Legendre either introduced or made peculiarly his own.

The Terror Scrolls

The Terror Scrolls ebook ISBN: 0595296556
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Ferdinand Delery
Number of Pages: 100 
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Well, take a deep breath if you are about to open the cover of this book. Unless the author is totally nuts, the reading experience that you are about to buckle your seat belt for will be one unforgettable ride. Hopefully, you will have taken your pressure pills before entering the world of THE TERROR SCROLLS. You really have to snuggle down into your favorite recliner to hear some of the "cosmic" messages that the scrolls will reveal. The climate the world finds itself in this millennium is one in which all of the spiritual elements that have been brewing since the earliest of times are beginning to culminate on the world stage. Man is whipping up the perfect storm. From the smaller things in life to the monstrous deeds happening in Iraq and the Middle East, man is rushing to the destruction of the world. Knuckleheads are running things.

Plotting Terror

Plotting Terror ebook ISBN: 9780813920351
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Author: Margaret Scanlan
Number of Pages: 199 
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Considers several novels about terrorists and what they say about the role of the writer in modern society and politics. Scanlan examines the figure of the writer as a rival or a mirror of the terrorist, tracing the development of this relationship from its Romantic origins to the age of the Unabomber. The works of DeLillo, Rushdie, McNamee, Mary McCarthy, Lessing, Coetzee, Durrenmatt, Roth, Robert Stone, Volodine, and Conrad are specifically considered.

German Cinema - Terror and Trauma

German Cinema - Terror and Trauma ebook ISBN: 1134627572
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Thomas Elsaesser
Number of Pages: 352 
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In German Cinema – Terror and Trauma Since 1945, Thomas Elsaesser reevaluates the meaning of the Holocaust for postwar German films and culture, while offering a reconsideration of trauma theory today. Elsaesser argues that Germany's attempts at "mastering the past" can be seen as both a failure and an achievement, making it appropriate to speak of an ongoing 'guilt management' that includes not only Germany, but Europe as a whole. In a series of case studies, which consider the work of Konrad Wolf, Alexander Kluge, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Herbert Achterbusch and Harun Farocki, as well as films made in the new century, Elsaesser tracks the different ways the Holocaust is present in German cinema from the 1950s onwards, even when it is absent, or referenced in oblique and hyperbolic ways. Its most emphatically "absent presence" might turn out to be the compulsive afterlife of the Red Army Faction, whose acts of terror in the 1970s were a response to—as well as a reminder of—Nazism’s hold on the national imaginary. Since the end of the Cold War and 9/11, the terms of the debate around terror and trauma have shifted also in Germany, where generational memory now distributes the roles of historical agency and accountability differently. Against the background of universalized victimhood, a cinema of commemoration has, if anything, confirmed the violence that the past continues to exert on the present, in the form of missed encounters, retroactive incidents, unintended slippages and uncanny parallels, which Elsaesser—reviving the full meaning of Freud’s Fehlleistung—calls the parapractic performativity of cultural memory.