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Democracy and America's War on Terror

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  1 review
0false18 pt18 pt00falsefalsefalseRobert Ivie, who has written extensively over the last thirty years on America's rhetorical appetite for war, discusses democracy's centrality to the national identity and how prevailing constructions of democracy constitute a republic of fear in which the threat of foreign and domestic "otherss" chronically exaggerated through rituals of v ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 12th 2006 by University Alabama Press (first published February 28th 2006)
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Meg Bernard
In celebration of both/and, my dears.

Ivie focuses attention on the metaphors and myths that we have long been using to make our democracy meaningful, and he describes the consequences of these dominant perceptual schemas. He suggests that deliberative rhetorical practice can be used to remedy this warped idea of democracy, enriching public participation in politics and civil society. Ivie champions Mouffe’s idea of agonistic (not antagonistic) pluralism, which frames political conflict not as a
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