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Adrian Curtin

the examples discussed in this book are manifold. Personification of death persists in modern drama, though is often conducted in an ironic or self-reflexive manner. The Veiled Woman in Rachilde’s Madame La Mort is a cipher, and may be regarded as a fanciful projection of a dying man – a clichéd union of eros and thanatos. In Toller’s The Transfiguration, Death-by-Peace tells Death-by-War that the latter is ‘a modern Death, / A product of the times’ by virtue of the fact that he has been co-opted by the humanengineered war machine and its implementation of the

in Death in modern theatre
Pascale Drouet

punishment he inflicts upon us. 41 In King Richard II , neither Bolingbroke nor Mowbray can obey the king because ‘dark dishonour’ (1.1.169) would follow. But if Mowbray later accepts Richard II’s ‘heavy sentence’ (1.3.154) of endless exile, Bolingbroke only feigns to accept temporary banishment – he will come back with a Deleuzian ‘war machine’. 42

in Shakespeare and the denial of territory
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Richard Taylor

. American free-market capitalism and its accompanying imperial war machine were anathema to him, especially in the last two decades of his life; and the Marxism-Leninism of the USSR, in both theory and practice, even more so. He was sceptical, at best, about the Labour Party: and the industrial labour movement and its culture were, not surprisingly for an aristocrat steeped in nineteenth-century liberalism, alien territory. Although it should be noted that he was, for a time, supportive of Guild Socialism and its vision of genuine industrial democracy through workers

in English radicalism in the twentieth century
Screening war in Kosovo and Chechnya
Cerwyn Moore

’, p. 1. E. Kohlman, Al-Qaida’s Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network (Oxford: Berg, 2004). M. Duffield, ‘War as a Network Enterprise: The New Security Terrain and its Implications’, Cultural Values, Vol. 6, No. 1–2 (2002), p. 153. For the former on networked war, see J. Arquilla and D. Rondfeldt, ‘Cyberwar is Coming!’, Journal of Comparative Strategy, Vol. 12, No. 2 (1993), pp. 141–165 and for the latter on nomadism, see J. Reid, ‘Deleuze’s War Machine: Nomadism Against the State’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Vol. 32, No. 1 (2003), pp. 57

in Contemporary violence
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Cerwyn Moore

Croatia and Bosnia, the international community had organised a series of embargoes and economic sanctions in an attempt to force the Milosević administration to the negotiating table. As the Kosovo Commission notes, by the late 1990s ‘the Milosevic war machine has relied on the “mafiazation” of the economy to get around the sanctions. Likewise, the division of labour between the army as an institution and the paramilitary forces had facilitated both ethnic cleansing and organized crime.’28 Following the Dayton Peace Accords which ended the fighting in Bosnia, Milosević

in Contemporary violence
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Corpse-work in the prehistory of political boundaries
Richard Kernaghan

cocaine traders’ own conflicts among themselves. Perhaps there is little new in what I am saying here. Michael Taussig in his ethnographic diary of paramilitary violence in Colombia has emphasised the crucial place atmosphere occupies not only in the creation of war machines but in any rigorous attempt to portray them ethnographically.10 Yet what if the apparent affinity of a meteorological language for depicting circumstances of extreme social unrest expressed something crucial about the political nature of time itself? That, at least, is what Michel Serres seems to

in Governing the dead
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Sara Haslam

. Hergenhahn, An Introduction to the History of Psychology, 2nd edn (Pacific Grove, CA, Wadsworth, 1992), p. 470. Edith Kurzweil and William Phillips (eds), Literature and Psychoanalysis (New York, Columbia University Press, 1983), p. 18. Dangerfield, The Strange Death of Liberal England, p. 90. Daniel Pick, War Machine: The Rationalization of Slaughter in the Modern Age (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1993), p. 110. Ford Madox Ford, The Soul of London (London, Alston Rivers, 1905), p. 120. I also discuss Ford’s progression from the nineteenth-century idea, via Otto

in Fragmenting modernism
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Bruce Woodcock

same time, the title and the idea of the building itself, a great copper dome, recall Xanadu and the pleasure dome in Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’, as well as echoing the ideas of Hitler’s architect Albert Speer. In his memoir Inside the Third Reich (first published 1970), Speer described his plans to embody Hitler’s fantastic conception of a great domed hall as a place of worship and mass congregation. For Carey, Speer embodied the contradictory figure of a ‘decent chap who ended up running the Nazi war machine’ and an artist who was given creative freedom by a

in Peter Carey
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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