By Robert L. Ivie,Oscar Giner
Meticulously researched, documented, and argued, Hunt the Devil opens with modern pictures of the U.S.’ s international conflict on terror within the aftermath of 9-11. In 5 chapters dedicated to the demonization of evildoers, witches, Indians, dictators, and Reds through American writers, in presidential rhetoric, and in pop culture, Ivie and Giner exhibit how using demonization within the battle on terror is just the newest manifestation of a technique that has recurred all through American history.
In a 6th bankruptcy, the authors introduce the archetype of the Trickster. even though now not against the satan according to se, the Trickster’ s democratic impulses have frequently supplied a corrective antidote to the corrosive and distorting results of demonization. Invoking the framework of Carl Jung’ s shadow element, Hunt the Devil bargains the Trickster as a determine who can holiday the cycle of demonization and war.
The position of the mythic satan within the American psyche has profound implications, not only for American international relations and using American hands on the planet, yet for the opportunity of family peace inside of an more and more various society. Hunt the Devil offers a lot of curiosity to readers and students within the fields of battle, rhetorical experiences, American experiences, US political tradition, Jungian psychology, and mythography.
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