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A European fin de siècle
Sergei Medvedev

solution not been mediated in early June 1999, it is hard to imagine the further course of events, especially given that the Allies, according to some reports, could have run short of munitions within the next month. The West’s impersonal war machine had to turn for help to personal-style politics from the European peripheries (Finland and Russia); a marginal discourse was needed to save the grand narrative of

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
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Virtuousness, virtuality and virtuosity in NATO’s representation of the Kosovo campaign
Andreas Behnke

of these blurred images is the destruction of rubber decoys and fake bridge constructions. Perhaps Serbian cunning added another twist to NATO’s simulation of moral warfare, by also simulating the required destruction of its war machine. Conclusion: host not found . . . The Kosovo war did not take place. What did take place was the enforcement of universally held humanitarian

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Kieran Keohane
Carmen Kuhling

the Market and the masses. The rough beast is amongst us now. We are assimilated and possessed by it. World War III is a post-national, which is to say it is a pre-modern, war. The war machines of a global plutocracy, banks and hedge funds, are laying siege to democratic, republican and federal states: debauching currencies by junking sovereign bonds; raising interest rates; cutting off cash flows; forcing austerity measures that make democratic legitimation of government increasingly impossible; forcing states to empty their mundus and to sell off public assets to

in The domestic, moral and political economies of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
Early twentieth-century renegades
Ashley Lavelle

(1911), Hervé in his newspaper La Guerre Sociale had issued an appeal as late as July 1914 for mass demonstrations against the war (Fainsod, 1935: 21; Bowman, 1911: 6). The Frenchman had even possibly influenced the Belgian Hendrik de Man’s (see below) advocacy of a revolutionary response to the outbreak of conflict and of the use of military and general strikes as spokes in the wheels of the war machine (Dodge, 1966: 16). According to Hervé, no nation was worthy of defence, and therefore standing armies could not be justified. Foreign control imposed by armed

in The politics of betrayal
1960s ex-radicals
Ashley Lavelle

International Socialist Tendency, which is made up of affiliates from thirty different countries (see international-socialist-tendency). 017-058 PoliticsBetrayal Part 1.indd 54 05/02/2013 14:08 ‘Turn on, tune in, drop out’ … drop back in 55 mouthpiece, Christopher. In the ten years prior to his death from oesophageal cancer in 2011, Hitchens erased most of his radical reputation. Witness the extraordinary juxtaposition of the radical opponent of the might of the US war machine being waged on Vietnam with the twenty-first-century Hitchens who

in The politics of betrayal
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Corpse or chrysalis
Elza Adamowicz

more playful parody of the prosthetic body. The prints of Krüppelmappe, consequently, were compared by contemporary reviewers to Goya’s macabre Horrors of War, and received as a powerful anti-war protest, deploring the damage to soldiers’ bodies and minds in wartime and their subsequent impotence and alienation in post-war society. They are critical of the war machine which amputated body-parts and mangled minds, and of the post-war industrial machine which exploited prosthetic surgery to transform them into an efficient, mindless workforce. It was in this vein that

in Dada bodies
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The confederate wars revisited
Patrick Little

comprehensive study of the confederate war machine.12 The final book of the quartet, published in 2005, was Robert Armstrong’s masterly study of the Irish wars from the Protestant point of view.13 The Big Four were complemented by a series of articles covering different aspects of the period, notably Ó hAnnracháin’s two essays looking at the Catholic clergy, and his thought-­provoking piece on the conflicted loyalties of the confederates more generally.14 On the Protestant side of the equation, Ormond came into the spotlight thanks to Armstrong’s study of his peace talks with

in Ireland in crisis
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Christine E. Hallett

, her brother, and two close friends – it was also written for those women who had served in wartime, to ensure that the female voice would be heard, and that one particular feminine perspective would be understood. Enid Bagnold: military medicine as part of the ‘war machine’ If some wartime nurse writers may be viewed as ‘heretics’ – as individuals who attacked the received wisdom of their day – then Enid Bagnold is perhaps one of the most skilful and least openly aggressive of these. Her soft irony and quiet observations evoke a more muted form of horrified

in Nurse Writers of the Great War
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A structure of feeling
Patrick Duggan

others decimated as the war machine rumbles, ever smiling, on and on. The stage action has had visible effects as the audience embody their emotions; some cry, others close their eyes and hang their heads in their hands. And then it ends. Blackout and silence. A sense of emptiness and exhaustion descends. Restaged in 2005 in the midst of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this scene evokes links to those conflicts and with wars more generally. However, the effect it had on the audience suggests that this theatrical experience presented something that was more 33

in Trauma-tragedy
Greg Miller

theologi, philosophi, & iuris vtriusque doctoris. De admirandis naturae reginae deaeque mortalium arcanis: Libri quatuor .” Jesus College Fellows’ Library, Oxford University, M.1.7. Lucilio Vanini was tortured and executed as a heretic in Toulouse in 1619. 29 Drury, Music at Midnight , p. 115. 30 “The most courageous of all kings / Preparing a war machine / Which was expected to establish rule / Over every nation on earth, / Protected with

in Edward and George Herbert in the European Republic of Letters