Mythic Incantations of American Empire

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  • Robert Ivie INDIANA UNIVERSITY
  • Oskar Giner ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17380/rr2015.2.1

Abstrakt

American empire is sustained by the mythic incantations of rhetorical rituals constituting an attitude of war.
The discourse of empire consists of dead metaphors that lend a sense of necessity and inevitability to war by depicting it as rhythmical, timeless, migratory, clean, and heroic. It is a persistent but declining discourse.
Its totalizing worldview resists critique, leaving it politically moribund and exposed to transformation by tricksters.

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Ivie, Robert, i Oskar Giner. 2015. „Mythic Incantations of American Empire”. "Res Rhetorica" 2 (2). https://doi.org/10.17380/rr2015.2.1.