Mike Drake (1999) 'They Made a Desert and Called it Peace'
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Received: 03/06/99 Accepted: 23/06/99 Published: 30/6/99
This is a new phase of Western war: war which is entirely one-sided; war without an enemy, without resistance and without Western casualties. War as a spectacular non-event; as the victory of its own model... (Merrin 1994: 451)
In most senses... the objects of violence... were obscure and remote, both in that they were removed from sight and other human senses and that they emerged as appropriate targets through as tortuous signifying chain. More generally, they were remote in terms of the meanings they had for their attackers and the attackers' legitimating and logistical supporters. (Shapiro 1993: 126).
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