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In the Name of Terrorism
Presidents on Political Violence in the Post-World War II Era
In the Name of Terrorism
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Carol K. Winkler - Author
SUNY series in the Trajectory of Terror
SUNY series on the Presidency: Contemporary Issues
Price: $65.00 
Hardcover - 270 pages
Release Date: October 2005
ISBN10: 0-7914-6617-5
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6617-9

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Paperback - 270 pages
Release Date: June 2006
ISBN10: 0-7914-6618-3
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6618-6

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2008 Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association

Traces the shifts in presidential discourse on terrorism since World War II.

The topic of terrorism has evolved into an ideological marker of American culture, one that has fundamentally altered the relationship between the three branches of government, between the government and the people, and between America and countries abroad. In the Name of Terrorism describes and analyzes the public communication strategies presidents have deployed to discuss terrorism since the end of World War II. Drawing upon internal administration documents, memoirs, and public papers, Carol K. Winkler uncovers how presidents have capitalized on public perceptions of the terrorist threat, misrepresented actual terrorist events, and used the term “terrorism” to influence electoral outcomes both at home and abroad. Perhaps more importantly, she explains their motivations for doing so, and critically discusses the moral and political implications of the present range of narratives used to present terrorism to the public.

“Winkler’s excellent study shows how presidential rhetoric changes in response to objective events, and the ways that different presidential ideologies shape those events through the kinds of narrative they employ.” — Perspectives on Politics

“Winkler demonstrates how presidents craft effective public appeals—through a process of trial and error, and artistry and deceit—that blend ideological and other political motives with continued adaptation to both the stream of events and the rhetorical environment. After reading this work, one can see how the meaning and rhetorical power of ‘terrorism’ has developed over the past several decades through presidential deployment of the term.” — Robert Hariman, author of Political Style: The Artistry of Power

“Winkler addresses an important topic that could not be more timely.... One can see how the current administration's war on terrorism emerges from and advances the basic trajectory of previous presidential accounts” — Robert L. Ivie, author of Democracy and America’s War on Terror

Carol K. Winkler is Department Chair and Professor of Communication at Georgia State University. She is the coauthor (with William Newman and David Birdsell) of Lines of Argument for Policy Debate.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. What’s in a Name?

Presidential Discourse and Terrorism
Terrorism and Ideology

2. The Vietnam War and the Communist Terrorists

Labeling the Threat
The Terrorist Narrative in the Vietnam War
Terrorism and Ideology

3. The Iranian Hostage Crisis: An American Tragedy

Labeling the Captors
The Narrative of the Iranian Hostage Crisis
Ideology and the Iranian Hostage Crisis

4. Origins of Terrorism as an American Ideograph: The Reagan Era

Labeling the Threat
The Terrorist Narrative in the Reagan Era
Terrorism and Ideology

5. The Persian Gulf Conflict of 1991: The Cold War Narrative in the Post-Cold War Era

Labeling the Crisis
The Narrative of the 1991 Persian Gulf Crisis
Ideology and Persian Gulf Terrorism

6. Terrorism and the Clinton Era: A Prophetic Moment

Labeling the Threat
Clinton’s Terrorist Narrative
Terrorism and Ideology

7. America under Attack: George W. Bush and Noncitizen Actors

Labeling the Crisis
The Terrorist Narrative
Terrorism and Ideology

8. Terrorism and American Culture

Notes
Works Cited
Index



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