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Published: 01 July 2008
Lick Bush: from the Liz Taylor Series (Butterfield 8) . Acrylic, fake fur, fabric, paper on canvas. 90 × 60 inches, 2001. Lick Bush: from the Liz Taylor Series (Butterfield 8). Acrylic, fake fur, fabric, paper on canvas. 90 × 60 inches, 2001. More
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 175–202.
Published: 01 July 2007
... half-decade, reacting to the perceived sexual licentiousness of the 1990s and the Monika Lewinsky affair. If there is a sexual politics in the United States that is condemned in Rainbow Party it is the coupling of juvenile sexual experimentation and the “just-say-no” strategy of the George W. Bush...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Henry A. Giroux This article argues that while the United States has been drifting toward the ideological right since the 1980s, the election of George W. Bush marks a qualitative turn toward authoritarianism. This authoritarian turn is traced through the rise of four antidemocratic tendencies in...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Clare Birchall While the choice between secrecy and transparency has political and cultural salience, this paper questions the logic of such an opposition. Through a consideration of the different attitudes towards secrecy embedded in the Bush and Obama administrations, this paper argues that both...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
... can only be fully understood if it is viewed alongside a consideration of the ideological function of fantasy, especially as it is set out in the work of Slavoj Žižek. The article focuses on one particular piece of mimesis, namely the “Elite Force Aviator: George W. Bush 12-inch Action Figure” to...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 216–224.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of that is a lie. From the two cowboys, Reagan and Bush the younger, to Bill Clinton, the fake Elvis, back to Change We Can Believe In with Barack Obama, on to Donald Trump’s current Joker impersonation, we get the “show.” Offscreen is where the real deal goes down, mostly unseen. We live under...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... ruling administrations in the Reagan and Bush Senior years—during the Clinton era, the media became fierce watchdogs, pouncing on every potential controversy involving the Clintons and feasting on the sex scandals, and this attitude eventually became dominant in the mainstream corporate media in the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 243–246.
Published: 01 July 2005
... George Walker Bush in 2000, or rather the (re) appointment of class dominance over the popular electorate by the Supreme Court, can be traced to the nascent nation's earliest moments. The 2000 election provides an important impetus for Vidal's historical analysis of executive power contra legislative...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 299–318.
Published: 01 November 2006
... greater combined income than the poorest 40 percent. Over George Bush Minor’s first term, profits rose by 60 percent, but wages by just 10 percent. In 2004, after-tax profits for corporations grew to their highest proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) since the Depression ( Thelen 2000 : 552; Hutton...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., imperialist war, ecological devastation and other forms of oppression, they represent important oppositional forms of agency in the ongoing struggle for social justice and a more participatory democracy ( Marcuse 2001: 180–2 ). In contradistinction, since George W. Bush ascended to the presidency in a highly...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
...) , author of It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush , there was reason to ponder what role American citizens played in moving their democracy closer to something that resembled authoritarianism. Conason argued that, with the election and then the reelection of George W. Bush, a large...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 123–132.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Damascus, we became interested in the ways in which these concepts and practices affect the Syrian regime, and, by extension, the people they rule. While our starting point may have been the “Bush Doctrine,” it became clear that the Syrian regime, dominated by the Asad family, uses the concepts of imminent...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
... capitalism is to explain why in an age celebrated for its communications there is no response. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 Although mainstream US media outlets provided the Bush administration with supportive, non-critical and even encouraging platforms for making his case for invading Iraq...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 222–230.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Lick Bush: from the Liz Taylor Series (Butterfield 8) . Acrylic, fake fur, fabric, paper on canvas. 90 × 60 inches, 2001. Lick Bush: from the Liz Taylor Series (Butterfield 8). Acrylic, fake fur, fabric, paper on canvas. 90 × 60 inches, 2001. ...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 July 2017
... candidates, including Jeb Bush who was broadly believed to have won before the primaries began, and who was one of the first to fall victim to Trump’s ability to define “losers” and destroy his opponents. Trump brought into his campaign some of the most extreme components of the alt-right and had a tenuous...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 March 2011
... John Yoo – the Berkeley law professor who helped to draft the Bush administration's policy that “enemy combatants” seized in “the war on terrorism” are not subject to the same Geneva Convention protocols as prisoners of war. Readers interested in the lives of actual pirates and the material conditions...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... We are hence beset with the private fantasies and public fears that can be best illustrated with reference to the utopian thinking that motivated Soviet Communism, Nazi Germany, and the American empire. The last of these is really the book's main target, with Bush II's war on terror haunting the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... Western powers’ reaction to the events of September 11, 2001, especially the US response, can be described as the suicide of the Western system. The ‘war on terror’, declared by G.W. Bush shortly after the attacks, appears to mark an effort to bomb and legislate both the terrorists and terrorism back into...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... men but himself” ( Canetti 1981: 443 ) and the contemporary concerns of observers such as the psychiatrist Robert J. Litton, who took alarmed note at former US President George W. Bush's comment to Bob Woodward, when in reference to the war on terror he said “At some point, we may be the only ones...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
... power – recent events are nevertheless seen in terms of an attachment to the past, as in the Russian leadership’s alleged nostalgia for KGB-era certainties. The accusation of Cold War nostalgia has, earlier and in different ways, also been applied to the USA: to Bush’s search for an external enemy who...