-style by asking the most taboo of all questions: whether,
in the age of the PATRIOT Act, ‘extraordinary rendition’ and
Guantanamo Bay, Americans can continue to claim a national association with the cause of freedom at all.
1 Noam Chomsky, 9/11 (New York: Seven Stories, 2002).
2 These were the 1993 attack on US marines in Mogadishu, the truck
bombing in Riadh in 1995, the bombing of the Khobar Towers in
Dahran in 1996, the bombing of US Embassies in East Africa in 1998
and the attack on the USS Cole in 2000.
3 Slavoj iek, ‘Are we in a war? Do we have an enemy
that are both directed by and towards goals of efficiency (Lyotard, 1993: 147). While it is difficult to imagine a direct alliance between the anti-federalist, anti-corporate antisemitism of the US white suprematicist and survivalist movements and the
anti-Jewish and anti-American force of extremist Islam, there are nevertheless
signs that a strange schizoid alliance might be emerging. In November 1999, as
Slavoj •i•ek comments, ‘a strange thing took place in New York politics …
Lenora Fulani, the Black activist from Harlem endorsed Patrick Buchanan’s
Post-war national identity and the spirit of subaltern vengeance in Ringu and The Ring
Japanese characters, crawling
damaged people, a pointing man, the character ‘sada’ reflected in a
human eye, the corona of light peeping around the partially closed
cover of a well. But because she illustrates the ways in which dominant ideologies assign a state of psychotic meaninglessness to the
unheard and unrecognised who, because they are considered incomprehensible, are excluded from the material world, Sadako’s video
can also be seen to propose a new way of reconceiving and
reconfiguring both the subject and his or her society. For as Slavoj
iek (following Marx