Unreal America

Oct 20, 2008

Perhaps the only response to reprehensible exclusivity, or to the appropriation of common rhetorical resources (‘America’) for purely partisan purposes, is satire:

Unreality Is Expanding.

The question is: is satire enough? One clearly can’t argue with “real America” language, so what can one do except satirize it?


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Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is Professor of International Studies in the School of International Service, and also Director of the AU Honors program. He was formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Relations and Development, and is currently Series Editor of the University of Michigan Press' book series Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics.