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Looking again on greater than a decade of the US-run and UK-supported "war on terror," this quantity examines how transatlantic literature and tradition have challenged notions of yankee exceptionalism in view that September eleven, 2001. The essays glance not just at but additionally past the compulsion to relive this second of terror, even if in habitual episodes of silencing trauma or repeating loops of media photos. Conceiving of 9-11 as either a uniquely American trauma and a shared occasion in international background, the gathering reexamines flooring 0 throughout the lenses of imperial energy and cosmopolitan alternate. The book's subtitle demanding situations readers to interact this attitude via rethinking the ambiguity of paradise, a situation of either endless bliss and eternal dying. because the self-appointed monetary and army gatekeeper of an imagined international paradise, the United States performs a perilous ethical and political online game. This quantity asks no matter if the U.S. has possibly selected the inaccurate part of paradise via waging warfare on terror instead of operating for worldwide peace.

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