American Culture Transformed: Dialing 9/11 by Priscilla Walton, Bruce Tucker

By Priscilla Walton, Bruce Tucker

The bombing of the dual Towers in ny on September eleven, 2001, marked an incredible turning element in sleek American tradition. Authors Bruce Tucker and Priscilla L. Walton study severe moments within the aftermath of Sep 11 arguing that commentators deserted complexity, looking to lessen occasions to their least difficult signification.

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Homebody/Kabul is about Afghanistan, the Taliban, and its treatment of women, as well as the treatment of Afghanistan by the West. S. might settle a twenty-year-old score with Iran” (85). And, additionally, the same character warns: “You love the Taliban so much, bring them to New York! Well, don’t worry, they’re coming to New York! ” (85). Yet another character cautions: “What have you [the West] ever brought us besides misery? . And many among us would like to give your misery back to you” (115).

Lynch, a 19-year old supply clerk, continued firing at the Iraqis even after she sustained multiple gunshot wounds 28 American Culture Transformed and watched several other soldiers die in her unit around her in fighting March 23, one official said. (Schmidt and Loeb) Media outlets immediately picked up the story, including the Post’s report of an initial statement from the Pentagon that she sustained gunshot and stab wounds. It was later determined that Lynch had fractures in her right arm, legs, and spine, and required extensive therapy and rehabilitative treatment (Bragg 95).

A true case of hysterical precipitation, reacting to something which will not even happen in the expected form” (53). Next – and in an old ploy – he equates all feminists with Catherine MacKinnon (who, he claims, argued that “ethnic cleansing and rape are in Serb genes” [67]), and indicts them, along with post-colonial theorists, gays and lesbians, the mentally ill, and prisoners, who have somehow contributed to the “pseudo-sophisticated jargon” (66) of cultural studies scholars, and “their lack of contact with ‘real life’ ” (48) – all of this, somehow, having contributed to the tragedy.

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