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Radical Philosophy Review

Volume 7, Issue 2, 2004

James Andreas Manos
Pages 135-148

Homeland Insecurity and Bodies Born of Crisis

The author argues that given the dominant logic of the projects of the United States security apparatuses, realities such as Abu Ghraib and Camp X-Ray cannot be considered merely aberrations, but rather are the logical manifestations of security. In order to make this argument the author explores the concepts of sovereignty, the exception, and homo sacer in the works of Carl Schmitt and Giorgio Agamben.

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