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How Philosopher Paul Virilio (1932-2018) Spoke to an Age of Acceleration and Total War | Frieze
Modernity is war on ever increasing scales: expanding from the tactical to the strategic to the logistic. World War II was won not by generals but by quartermasters, by the ones who kept the biggest flows of boots and bullets and bodies moving toward the front.

Modernity is also war on more and more kinds of terrain. Warfare not only took to the air but to the airwaves. The modern world is a condition of generalized information warfare. Not only is architecture vulnerable to bombs, it proves defenseless against information, passing through the doors and walls of our homes, rearranging the space and time we imagine we live within.
war  information  philosophy  speech  theory  writing  nonfiction  wwii  terrorism  terror 
12 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Powell's Books - PowellsBooks.BLOG - To Warm Up for My Big Book Tour, I Sometimes Like to Do Some National Security Work
" 'What do you think, George,' he asked sincerely. 'You know all about various narrative devices, and how to get an epiphanic ending that really seems earned. How are we doing here?' "
terror  terrorism  cuba  usa  books  writing  fiction 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
U.S. Tour Industry Focuses on Foreigners -- chicagotribune.com
"It's a perception issue. It's very easy for the negative stories to get, No. 1, blown out of proportion and, No. 2, to spread far and wide."
immigration  travel  transportation  newyork  nyc  terror  terrorism  september11 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Sadr's army proves hard to beat - Los Angeles Times
"The people say: 'I trust the terrorists. I trust that when the terrorist says he will kill my family, he will do it.' But they say: 'I don't trust the American. He has been saying I will have water and sewer for two years.' "
iraq  war  terror  terrorism  religion  islam 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Al Qaeda Reader. - By Reza Aslan - Slate Magazine
"[I]f we are truly locked in an ideological war, as the president keeps reminding us, then our greatest weapons are our words. And thus far, instead of fighting this war on our terms, we have been fighting it on al-Qaida's."
terror  politics  books  nonfiction  writing  bush  usa  aesthetics  september11  president 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
No One Says ‘9/11.’ No One Needs To. - New York Times
"Works that take an unspoken approach to 9/11 assume that no one needs to be reminded of what happened; that ignores the possibility that maybe no one wants to."
september11  terror  cinema  film  television  nyc  creativity  memory 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaMo: "Confessions of a Humvee Liberal" by Michael Hirsh
"Wars are always deadly, no matter how perfectly planned. That's why one tries so hard to avoid them -- and why the whole idea of a 'war of choice' is a sin in itself."
iraq  war  terror  books  911  bush  usa  politics 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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