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Civic War & the Corruption of the Citizen$
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Peter Alexander Meyers

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226522081

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226522104.001.0001

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From Terror to War

From Terror to War

(p.53) 2. From Terror to War
Civic War & the Corruption of the Citizen
University of Chicago Press

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

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