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By Priscilla Walton, Bruce Tucker

The bombing of the dual Towers in ny on September eleven, 2001, marked a tremendous turning aspect in sleek American tradition. Authors Bruce Tucker and Priscilla L. Walton learn severe moments within the aftermath of 9-11 arguing that commentators deserted complexity, trying to lessen occasions to their least difficult signification.

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It is not surprising (if disappointing), therefore, that eBay offers “America loves Jessica Lynch fridge magnets,” but no “America Loves Shoshana Johnson” nor “America Loves Lori Piestewa” paraphernalia. Unofficial stories The Lynch story quickly became the subject of more critical scrutiny, and perhaps the most powerful of these came from the BBC. On May 25, 2003, a documentary by BBC reporter John Kampfner, entitled “War Spin: The Jessica Lynch Story,” was broadcast on 30 American Culture Transformed the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s The Passionate Eye series.

In this scenario, Lynch is principled, choosing a career in the army both to make something of her life in an environment with few prospects, and to use her good fortune to return and work for the betterment of her region, thus confirming the myth that success is there for anyone willing to seize opportunities, take risks, and work hard. ). Sociologists Dwight B. Billings and Kathleen M. Blee, in The Road to Poverty: The Making of Wealth and Hardship in Appalachia, pointed to the structural and historical origins of poverty in Appalachia, arguing that “capitalist markets, state coercion and cultural strategies” all combined to produce a current situation that will yield only to systemic solutions (16).

For Habermas it was a distortion in communication that led to the violence of 9/11. As he sees it, this distortion moved from “misunderstanding and incomprehension, from insincerity and deception” to the generation of a “spiral of violence” (Borradori 35). While Zizek contends that Habermas saw the fall of the Towers as the death knell of postmodern relativism (34), that is not how we read Habermas’s position. Rather, in his words, The spiral of violence begins as a spiral of distorted communication that leads through the spiral of uncontrolled reciprocal mistrust, to the breakdown of communication.

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