Holy War (Paperback)

Cowboys, Indians, and 9/11s

By Mark Cronlund Anderson

University of Regina Press, 9780889774148, 340pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2016

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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, Mark Anderson maintains that the response to the attack was not: it was, in fact, as old as the Republic itself.

Beginning with the Mexican-American War and ending with the invasion of Iraq, Holy War probes presidential speeches, news reports, editorial cartoons, television programs, and films to uncover how the United States reverts back to its creation mythology of "fighting Indians" to justify centuries of American imperialism.

About the Author

Mark Cronlund Anderson is an award-winning author of five books, including Seeing Red and Pancho Villa's Revolution by Headlines.