War Talk, the Death of the Social, and Disappearing Children: Remembering the Other War Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The war against terrorism is part and parcel of the war against democracy at home. This article argues that the war with Iraq will change the way the United States relates to the rest of the world as well as how it addresses the most pressing problems Americans face in their everyday lives. But the danger we face as a nation is not only related to the war in Iraq, it is also related to the silent war at home, especially because the Iraqi war and the war against terrorism are being financed from cuts in domestic funding on health care, children’s education, and other public services. It would be a tragic mistake for those of us on the left either to separate the war in Iraq from the many problems Americans face at home or fail to recognize how war is being waged by this government on multiple fronts.

publication date

  • May 2004