From Terror to War

in Civic War & the Corruption of the Citizen

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226522081
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226522104 | DOI:
From Terror to War

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This chapter discusses how the terror from the September 11 terrorist attacks was made into war. It describes how the U.S. government exploited the general continuity of our beliefs and institutions and the specific continuity of its own people, methods, and aspirations. Although there are questions about whether the attacks were acts of war or merely criminal or immoral violence, the statements of President George W. Bush and the actions of Congress qualified the attacks as war.

Keywords: September 11; terrorist attacks; terror; war; U.S. government; criminal violence; George W. Bush; Congress

Chapter.  11641 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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