Virtuous War

Virtuous War

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Virtuous War is the first book to map the emergence and judge the consequences of a new military-industrial-media-entertainment network. James Der Derian takes the reader from a family history of war and genocide to new virtual battlespaces in the Mojave Desert, Silicon Valley, Hollywood and American universities. He tracks the convergence of cyborg technologies, video games, media spectacles, war movies, and do-good ideologies that produced a chimera of high-tech, low-risk a€˜virtuous warsa€™. In this newly updated edition, he reveals how a misguided faith in virtuous war to right the wrongs of the world instead paved the way for a flawed response to 9/11 and a disastrous war in Iraq. Blinded by virtue, emboldened by technological superiority, seized by a mimetic terror, the US blundered from one foreign fiasco to the next. Taking the long view as well as getting up close to the war machine, Virtuous War provides a compelling alternative to the partisan politics, instant analysis and technical fixes that currently bedevil US national security policy.Judging from current trends, one could imagine two, maybe three enormous booths filling the hall at I/ITSEC 2001: if youa#39;re not part of the ... aerodynamically impossible (a case of wishful flying, since the problem-plagued real Eurofighter had yet to make it into full service). ... an offensive ad of Lady Liberty plucking an Oldsmobile Aurora off the Staten Island Ferry Lady (give her your riches, your muddledanbsp;...

Title:Virtuous War
Author:James Der Derian
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-01-28


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