Queers of War: Homonationalism, Militarism, and Imperialism

The following are a series of extracts from Hilary King’s chapter, “Queers of War: Normalizing Lesbians and Gays in the US War Machine,” published in Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. 89-101: Overview: Hilary King’s chapter is a very welcome addition to the subject of gender, sexuality, and… Read More Queers of War: Homonationalism, Militarism, and Imperialism

The Song of the Nonaligned Nile

The United States, whose hallowed creation myth styles America as the quintessential child of revolution, has for decades navigated the insupportable irony of denying others their own political parturition through the ideological conflation of freedom with stability. From Nicaragua to Iran, this deployment has served as a discursive validation for a host of violent counterinsurgency… Read More The Song of the Nonaligned Nile

General Stanley McTerror: The Shocking Admissions the Media Treated as Unremarkable

THE PROBLEM: Google Search for: “Are you asking about Vice President Biden” = 3,890 results Google Search for: “You better be out there hitting four or five targets tonight” = 154 results ONE EXAMPLE: Vanity Fair, in a supposedly savvy media analysis that pinpoints what it thinks were McChrystal’s biggest mistakes, names the most tasteless,… Read More General Stanley McTerror: The Shocking Admissions the Media Treated as Unremarkable