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Social Fear and the Terrorism Survival Guide

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Abstract

The post-September 11 economy of the United States is a fear-infested and sober landscape. National security and security-related corporations, together with firms operating in support of the occupation of Iraq, have provided a major visible source of economic growth. Corporate sectors without any discernable claim on security products nonetheless work to integrate a national security consciousness into their corporate images. Grim, determined, and upbeat patriotism is being used to sell any product that needs selling.

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Notes

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    Stanley Coban, A. Mitchell Palmer: Politician (New York: Columbia University Press, 1963), 240.Google Scholar
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    Walter Benn Michaels, The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism: American Literature at the Turn of the Century (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1987), 20.Google Scholar

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