Within the aftermath of the September eleven terrorist assaults, President George W. Bush and his management provided a 'political fundamentalism' that capitalized upon the terror felt by way of many americans. Political fundamentalism is the difference of a conservative spiritual worldview, through strategic language offerings and communique methods, right into a coverage time table that feels political instead of non secular. those communications ruled public discourse and public opinion for months on finish and got here at an important price for democracy. specifically, the management closed off a substantive societal - and overseas - dialog in regards to the which means of the terrorist assaults and the course of the kingdom by way of regularly: • displaying antipathy towards complicated conceptions of truth; • framing demands speedy motion on management guidelines as a part of the nation's 'calling' and 'mission' opposed to terrorism; • issuing declarations concerning the will of God for the USA and the values of freedom and liberty; • and demonstrating an intolerance for dissent. The management had aid spreading its messages. The mainstream press regularly echoed the administration's communications - thereby disseminating, reinforcing and embedding the administration's fundamentalist worldview and aiding to maintain at bay Congress and any considerable public wondering. This publication analyzes enormous quantities of management communications and information tales from September 2001 to Iraq in spring 2003 to check how this happened and what it capacity for U.S. politics and the worldwide panorama.
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