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Interviewee

Kevin Kuswa

Title of Publication Discussed

Blowback the Enemy There: Errors, Terrors, and the Rhetorical Agenda of WMDs

Department

Rhetoric & Comm Studies

Document Type

Podcast

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Dr. Kevin Kuswa, Director of Debate in the department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies, discusses “Blowback the Enemy T/here: Errors, Terrors, and the Rhetorical Agenda of WMDs”, a chapter in the recently published book, Entertaining Fear: Rhetoric and the Political Economy of Social Control. Dr. Kuswa has been teaching a class on terrorism and security since 2002, focusing on perhaps the most important social dynamic of our time, the rhetoric of fear. Kuswa’s chapter focuses on understanding the “logics and discourses through the trope of ‘blow-back,'” a phrase describing the ways a state’s aggressive military action can circle back to confront the state itself.

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