File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0109, message 118

Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 14:20:52 -0500
Subject: Re: [P_F_P] Sontag on the current crisis


Your point about the global context is taken, but where I think Sontag
performed a service was in speaking out as she did about the following:
   it wasn't a matter of "cowardly"
>  aggression against "civilization,"
>  or "freedom," or "humanity," or the "free
>  world," but an aggression against the
>  United States, the self-proclaimed world
>  superpower, an aggression whic is
>  the consequence of specific American
>  actions and interests? How many
>  Americans know about the continuation of
>  American bombings in Iraq?

It is curious the way everyone from the N.Y. Times, CNN on down quickly 
framed this in such an idealistc context which little or no voices of
dissent emerging.  With this manufacture of consent currently driving
the military policy, again with a great show of the current unity
between Democrats and Republicans, it does seem much like Soviet style

I am curious how this is being depicted by the media in the U.K. Is it
any more insightful?



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