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International Journal of Applied Philosophy

Volume 33, Issue 1, Spring 2019

James R. Campbell
Pages 11-33
DOI: 10.5840/ijap201988120

Mythicist Foundations of State Terror
Complicity and Truth-telling in the Shadow of Betrayal

This essay examines the traumas inflicted by acts of false-flag state terrorism on 11 September 2001, and their concealment by exploitation of mythicist falsifications that are endemic to our culture—while also paying particular attention to parallels between the staging of explosive demolitions for the WTC Towers and gutting of the Reichstag by Nazi incendiaries in 1933. The study culminates in a depiction—based on heuristic distinctions between natural, gnomic, alethic, and personal wills—of how we become vulnerable to mythicist falsifications, and how truth-telling facilitates recovery of our moral integrity after the twin traumas of betrayal by acts of state terror, and complicity with that betrayal, have deeply compromised it.

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