Chapter

The Distemper of Monocracy

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226522104.003.0007
The Distemper of Monocracy

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This chapter discusses the role of the Cold War in the current wars of the United States. It explains that the general agreement about the significance of the Cold War became the common ground of factional conflict in America that was fought “between the passions and paradoxes of one and the same identity.” The chapter also highlights the American vocation of making war out of terror since 1945.

Keywords: Cold War; wars; United States; factional conflict; terror

Chapter.  42253 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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