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The Great Satan Vs. the Mad Mullahs
How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other

 

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The Great Satan Vs. the Mad Mullahs
How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other

by William O. Beeman (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780226041476

 

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Drawing on his experience as a linguistic anthropologist, this author parses how political leaders have used historical references, religious associations, and the mythology of evil to inflame their own citizens against the foreign country and proposes a way out of this debacle.


For more than twenty-five years, the United States and Iran have been diplomatically estranged, each characterizing the other not only as a political adversary, but also as devious, threatening, and essentially evil. According to William O. Beeman, such demonization is a self-fulfilling prophecy, as both countries have embraced exactly the policies and rhetoric that would particularly threaten or insult the other. Drawing on his experience as a linguistic anthropologist, Beeman parses how political leaders have used historical references, religious associations, and the mythology of evil to inflame their own citizens against the foreign country and proposes a way out of this dangerous debacle.


 

ISBN 226041476
ISBN13 9780226041476
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Format Paperback
Publication date 11/04/2008
Pages 320
Weight (grammes) 422
Published in United States
Height (mm) 228
Width (mm) 155