Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

9/11: Changing the Subject

9/11: Changing the Subject D a v i d S i m p s o n lo t o f people claim ed that the w o rld changed on Septem ber 11, 2001. I was and still am one o f the doubters. 9/11 proved, m ost dram atically, an occasion fo r reit­ eration: yet an othe r w ar against Iraq to carry on w h ere the firs t one left off, and an early fo ra y in to Afghanistan firm e d up later by a second in flu x o f tro o p s w hich have always, under the name o f a coalition, been p re d o m in a n tly A m e rica n .T h e govern ing rhet­ oric put about by the politician s and an in itia lly co m p lia n t m edia invoked historical excep- tio n a lism to excuse and disguise historical continuity. The dead o f 9/11 were barely c o ld —th is is a metaphor, since m ost were vaporized o r reduced to tin y particles w ith o u t the im a g http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

Loading next page...
 
/lp/duke-university-press/9-11-changing-the-subject-p0iyPz3FP4
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Regents of the University of Colorado
ISSN
0013-8282
eISSN
2573-3575
DOI
10.1215/00138282-49.2.5
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

D a v i d S i m p s o n lo t o f people claim ed that the w o rld changed on Septem ber 11, 2001. I was and still am one o f the doubters. 9/11 proved, m ost dram atically, an occasion fo r reit­ eration: yet an othe r w ar against Iraq to carry on w h ere the firs t one left off, and an early fo ra y in to Afghanistan firm e d up later by a second in flu x o f tro o p s w hich have always, under the name o f a coalition, been p re d o m in a n tly A m e rica n .T h e govern ing rhet­ oric put about by the politician s and an in itia lly co m p lia n t m edia invoked historical excep- tio n a lism to excuse and disguise historical continuity. The dead o f 9/11 were barely c o ld —th is is a metaphor, since m ost were vaporized o r reduced to tin y particles w ith o u t the im a g

Journal

English Language NotesDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2011

There are no references for this article.