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Holy War

Cowboys, Indians, and 9/11s

by (author) Mark Cronlund Anderson

University of Regina Press
Initial publish date
May 2016
General, Imperialism
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Noam Chomsky and George W. Bush seldom agree, but they both argued that 9/11 stood alone in American history. Although the use of airplanes as weapons of mass destruction was new, Holy War demonstrates that America's response to the attack followed a legendary pattern as old as the Republic itself.

"Holy War is a timely reminder of how Americans, for centuries, have understood their wars of aggression as ultimately justified and fundamentally innocent." Boyd Cothran, author of Remembering the Modoc War

"Captivatingly written, highly accessible and engaging, this book makes a major contribution to scholarship on 9/11 by drawing parallels between these events and America's role in previous conflicts. More so, it illuminates the connection between a legacy of racist images of Native Americans in popular culture and the use of that imagery to justify American imperialistic intervention." Matthew Tegelberg, MediaClimate, York University

About the author

Mark Cronlund Anderson is the author of four books, including Pancho Villa’s Revolution by Headlines and Cowboy Imperialism and Hollywood Film, which won the 2010 Cawelti Prize for Best Book in American Culture. He is a professor of history at Luther College, University of Regina.

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