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period of time, produce a drastic and deleterious effect upon persons of weak attitudes to suggestion generally. That is to say those persons who are, in common parlance, weak characters, weak-willed, with constitutional defects of “will power”, could be broken down by pernicious indirect suggestions of insanity, physical illness or drug psychosis’. It was possible, for example, to suggest to a ‘weak’ patient, the physical and mental symptoms of violent digestive disorders, visual and mental disorientation and even pregnancy; but the stimulation of such things was

in Britain’s Korean War

liberal modernity, which along with the disorientation of the theatres of war risked exceeding the rational limitations of the ‘belligerent peace’ cultivated by superpowers and supranational institutions. The danger here did not reside strictly in the disunity and devaluation intrinsic to the unification sought by the superpowers. It also stemmed from the fact that there would always exist terse powers and elements of resistance beyond the false East–​West alternative. Schmitt saw that it was in the very nature of values and the horizontal mode of network governance

in American foreign policy
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their Allied support during the eleven-month Soviet blockade in 1948–49. Even the entrepreneurship of capitalists and industrialists fuelling the West German Wirtschaftswunder (economic miracle) was respected, in spite of their frequently unsavoury wartime activities (Swaffar 2001 , 136). A new literary hero also emerged to embody this disorientation, a ‘rebel without a cause’ whose principal aim was to break free not only

in Soldered states
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underlines how deeply the GDR regime, modelled on the Soviet system, had affected Biermann’s ability to relate to his fellow Germans across the border and live a normal life there. It also gives a sense of the disorientation felt in 1989 by East Germans, who even struggled with everyday tasks like grocery shopping due to the glut of unfamiliar products which suddenly became available (Confino & Fritzsche 2002 ). Despite failing in

in Soldered states

undergone FGM.The Maternity Alliance’s report Mothers in Exile found that: Asylum seekers and their babies survived in a support system that fell far short of meeting their most basic needs for adequate food and safe shelter. Already lonely, disorientated and grieving, half of the women also experienced neglect, disrespect and racism from the maternity services. (McLeish 2002: 1) Allwood 03 24/2/10 10:28 Page 87 Refugee women in Britain In full-board emergency accommodation hotels, pregnant and breastfeeding women went hungry and missed meals to attend hospital

in Refugee women in Britain and France