The Model of War
Political Theory (Sage Publications), April 2010
41 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2012
Date Written: March 23, 2010
During the past half-century, the United States has declared war on (among else) poverty, cancer, crime, drugs, and terrorism. This essay examines, in the context of these, war as a model for responding to domestic political problems and focuses on the role that that model has played in representing the state and its relation to those evils identified as the enemy.
Keywords: War, Poverty, Crime, Drugs, Cancer, Terrorism, Metaphor, Austin, Freud
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