American Power after 9/11 by Marvin L. Astrada (auth.)

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S. ASA proceeds by utilizing specific, moral perceptions as immutable bases of an objective international reality based on the specter of 9/11 terror and its indeterminate replication. Perception, conception, explanation, and understanding devolve from the establishment of an epistemology of truth. Epistemology establishes the range of human possibility and ultimately has the Absolutist Security: Epistemology and Repercussions O 41 potential to “capture,” appropriate, and delimit ordering concepts.

S. ASA. S. S. ASA, with its moralistic, ethical, militaristic, and unfettered pursuit of absolute security, has enabled the United States to be the sole arbiter in determining when a state is rogue, despite empirical criteria. ” In a unipolar world, the more forceful category of rogue state has been reintroduced. 20 While terrorist organizations may seek WMD capability independent of rogue states, the sophisticated WMD knowledge and resources of a state could enable a terrorist capability. S. mandates have been removed from the official list of rogue states.

S. President George W. Bush, all enemies of the United States hate a “world, shaped by American courage, power and wisdom, [which] now echoes with American ideals . . a [world] defended by democracy, nurtured by free markets, spread by information technology, carried to the world by free trade . . S. ”16 The event of 9/11 has enabled the United States to moralize its security policy, to objectively interpret “facts” and “threats,” and to frame security in moralistic and ethical terms. S. “struggle” against enemies of peace and freedom is therefore presented as a righteous campaign to bring freedom, peace, and stability to the world.

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