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Neomedievalism, Neoconservatism, and the War on Terror

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President Bush was roundly criticized for likening America’s antiterrorism measures to a “crusade” in 2001. Far from just a gaffe, however, such medievalism has become a dominant paradigm for comprehending the identity and motivations of America’s perceived enemy in the war on terror. Yet as Bruce Holsinger argues here, this cloying post-9/11 rhetoric has served to obscure...more
Paperback, 117 pages
Published August 15th 2007 by Prickly Paradigm Press
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A thoughtful exploration of the crusade rhetoric of 9/11, the torture memos and all of the political maneuvering by the Bush Administration in that era, as well as the Islamic response to same. A quick, absorbing read on their rhetorical use of medievalism
provocative and thoughtful. some of it was very good and some of it needs more development. also, and maybe this is jut the academic in me, the pamphlet style is interesting but still needs at least a rudimentary bibliography.
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As I recall, most useful for its final few pages, where BH engages with the Perils of 'Traveling Theory.' Would be useful to give to grad students in an intro to theory section.
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Bruce Holsinger is a fiction writer and scholar of medieval literature who teaches in the Department of English at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. His debut novel, A BURNABLE BOOK, is set in the alleys and halls of medieval London, where the poets Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower spent much of their lives.

He is also the author or editor of six nonfiction books on medieval literature...more
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A Burnable Book (John Gower, #1) Music, Body, and Desire in Medieval Culture: Hildegard of Bingen to Chaucer The Premodern Condition: Medievalism and the Making of Theory The Marxist Premodern The Invention of Fire (John Gower, #2)

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