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9/11: Making enemies; some uncomfortable lessons for Europe

Preston, Peter W


The paper considers the political, bureaucratic and popular social construction of an enemy in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The paper identifies the political/military elite of the USA as the centre of gravity of the process of construction. The initial steps in this construction process are recalled. The European reactions are noted. The British reactions are noted. Two conclusions are offered: firstly, formally, it is clear that political/military elites order their actions within the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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