4 trips through early american citizens Mary Rowlandson, Sarah Kemble Knight, William Byrd II, and Dr. Alexander Hamilton recount the bright actual and mental demanding situations of colonial lifestyles. crucial basic texts within the examine of early American cultural existence, they're now with ease accrued in one quantity.
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These are, we might say, pseudo-performatives which cultivate the apocalyptic tone to conﬂate means and ends. There is something at once risible and deadly in the use of such language. ” There is no attempt to conceal the serpentine movements of government “logic” here, for you are either inside this discourse or not, and the surgically drawn line that divides those sectors is almost childishly plain. In April 2003, for example, Bush visited wounded soldiers from the war in Iraq: “I reminded them and their families,” he said, “that the war in Iraq is really about peace” 12 Wars I Have Seen (Stauber and Rampton 2003).
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This process, says Stein, has “made the world all one” (p. ” Accordingly, like Hemingway in A Farewell to Arms, Stein sees the local detail of war, not its supposedly grand design, and her customary fondness for “error” and “errancy” here directs her eye not to the politicians’ narrative of war, but to the confusions and blunders that characterized the actual “theater of war” (“‘theater’ is good,” remarked Pound in The Pisan Cantos, “There are those who did not want/ it to come to an end” – Pound 1986: 491).