Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)
 

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Article

Publication Date

Fall 2001

Abstract

President Bush's response to September 11 — he has called this "war on terrorism" a "crusade" — is terrifying in its own right, framing the future as a reprise of the medieval past: several centuries of battle between Christianity and Islam. It's "going to take a while," Bush said. The White House may have subsequently backed off that rhetoric, but the metaphor (if it is one) draws on entrenched habits of thought.

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This article was originally published in CLAGSNews, vol. 11, no. 3.

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