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Global ‘war on terror’ and the battle for a dissenting civil society

Brown, Adam (2010) Global ‘war on terror’ and the battle for a dissenting civil society. LSE Global War on Terror Blog (14 Jun 2010). Website.

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Shortly after 9/11, President Bush announced that “we do not fight Islam, we fight against evil.” The defeat of communism had left an ideological void and only through the events of 9/11 would a new ideological war be possible. The global ‘war on terror’ provided just this, an open-ended conflict for which to carry out a twenty-first century civilising mission.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2021 00:16

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