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S. S. power, thereby fomenting global insecurity. The contest between the objective embodiment of goodness and truth (the United States) versus objective, unadulterated “evil” (rogue states, ubiquitous terror) creates a binary, precarious, and constricted universe of international thought, action, and possibility. Subscribing to such a binary opposition establishes a global template that procures volatile standards of a simplified universe of right and wrong. Utility of Universal Foes: Rogue States and Terror The “rogue state” is an epistemic category that is part of the antiquated bipolar global security context, yet it has been reconfigured and resurrected by the event of 9/11.

Since the surge began violence in Iraq has dropped, civilian deaths and sectarian killings are down, and political and economic progress is taking place. S. intervention. S. intervention based on an ASA logic. S. S. ASA, however, is tenuous at best. As Jean Franćois Lyotard observes, “no maker of statements, no utterer, is ever autonomous. On the contrary an utterer is always someone who is first of all an addressee . . ”7 When analyzing rules of formation, Ludwig Wittgenstein notes that “language disguises thought.

S. ASA] is that an effective power is and must be a power which knows the objects upon which it is exercised . . 13 The United States is constantly making statements as to the content and character of international security in a post-9/11 world. S. morality, ideology, politics, economy, ideals, and power in the new global context that has emerged? S. ASA treats such statements as unconditionally true. Yet a statement is “a function of existence that properly belongs to the signs and on the basis of which one may decide .

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