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Groups of distinction seems to be on the implications of academic practices in groups which are differentiated by means of problems with language, tradition, and expertise. Trifonas and participants argue "community" is without delay a meeting of like-minded contributors in team spirit of goal and conviction, and in addition a meeting that excludes others. The chapters during this assortment display this pressure among concept and perform with the intention to have interaction the types of group and the theories of distinction that aid them with a view to train, to benefit, and to understand.

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As Susan Buck-Morss observes: The US national security state is a war machine positioned within a geopolitical landscape. It must have a localizable enemy for its power to appear legitimate; its biggest threat is that the enemy disappears. But given a war, even a Cold War, and now given an ill-defined yet total “war on terrorism,” the declared “state of emergency” is justification for suspending the rights and freedoms of citizens. It justifies arresting and holding individuals without due process.

Wars are not declared against foreign enemies but against alleged domestic threats. The concept of war has also been inverted in that it has been removed from any concept of social justice—a relationship that emerged under President Lyndon Johnson and that exemplified in the war on poverty. War has become a metaphor for legitimating a zone of power in which the national security state displaces its more democratic role (social, egalitarian, peaceful, and democratic). As Susan Buck-Morss observes: The US national security state is a war machine positioned within a geopolitical landscape.

Giroux 8. Cited in Editorial Comment, “Bush’s sleights of Hand,” The Progressive ( July 2003), p. 8. 9. Zygmunt Bauman, Society Under Siege (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2002), p. 54. 10. Arundhati Roy, War Talk (Boston: South End Press, 2003), p. 34. 11. President George W. ” 12. Sheldon Wolin, “Inverted Totalitarianism: How the Bush Regime is Effecting the Transformation to a Fascist-Like State,” The Nation (May 19, 2003), p. 13. 13. Ulrich Beck, “The Silence of Words and Political Dynamics in the World Risk Society,” Logos 1:4 (Fall 2002): 1.

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