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How to Look Good in a War
How to Look Good in a War

How to Look Good in a War

Justifying and Challenging State Violence
Brian Rappert
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How to Look Good in a War

Justifying and Challenging State Violence
Brian Rappert
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This book examines the methods used to depict, defend and justify the use of state violence. While others have shown how 'truth is the first casualty of war', this is the first to analyse exactly how pro-war narratives are constructed and normalised. Brian Rappert details the 'upside-down' world of war in which revelation conceals, knowledge fosters uncertainty, and transparency obscures. He looks at government spin during recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya where officials manoeuvre between circulating and withholding information. Through looking at recent controversies such as the use of weapons of mass destruction, cluster munitions and international law, Rappert considers how ignorance about the operation of war is produced and how individuals and groups can intervene to make a difference.

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Publisher
Pluto Press
Year
2012
ISBN
9781849647748
Topic
Politics & International Relations
Subtopic
Human Rights
Edition
1

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