Mythic Incantations of American Empire





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).