Bellicose Language from a Jingoist Cultural Icon YourFirstName YourLastName Your University February 13, 2011 Introduction The former U.S. president, George W. Bush, has become one of the most reviled leaders in world history. Bush is now widely regarded within the political science textbooks as having finished his presidency as a lame duck. His tenure in office was certainly been marked by many questionable assertions, catastrophic decisions, and innumerable gaffes. His farcical war rhetoric, which had fooled most of the U.S. for quite a while, eventually became fodder for critics, and comics. This paper makes the case that the U.S. is a bellicose culture and the saber-rattling language of its leaders emphasizes their roles as jingoist...The end:
.....ategories" (Zeruvabel, 1993, p. 79). The jingoist leanings of the U.S. made it easy for a president to declare infamously: You’re either with us or against us. Somewhere along the way, humanity was crushed under the jackboot of bellicose language. References Bakhtin, M.M. (1981). The dialogic imagination. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Buhite, R. (2003). Calls to arms. Wilmington, DE: SR Books. Goffman, E. (1974). Frame analysis. New York, NY: Harper Colophon Books. Lakoff, G., and Johnson, M. (1980). Metaphors we live by. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Uspensky, B. (1973). A poetics of composition. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Zerubavel, E. (1993). The fine line. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.