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Trinh T. Minh-ha

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823271092

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823271092.001.0001

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The matter of war

The matter of war

(p.55) The matter of war (p.56)

Trinh T. Minh-ha

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This chapter focuses on other major themes that surfaced in the conflicts that took place during the Bush presidency: oil, info-wars, the “Us versus Them” mentality, and imprisonment. It criticizes U.S. attitudes regarding its approach to war during this period, particularly in the ways American media chooses to perceive and portray the violence. Political analysts have widely commented on the danger of having a victor commander-in-chief who sought glory in war with little consideration for the long-term human costs involved. But the chapter remarks on the greater danger of recasting the world according to his and his surrogates' small-minded view, which continues fatally today to bleed America—economically, politically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Keywords:   George W. Bush, oil, info-wars, Us versus Them, imprisonment, prisons, media, glory of war, human costs

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