I N D E X
abc News, 159
absolutist conviction. See conviction,
absolutist
Abu Ghraib prison, 72, 134
abundance: fantasy of, 25–30; value of
scarcity vs., 179–80n11
address, structure or scene of, 136–42
Adorno, Theodor, 138
advertising: democratic rhetoric in, 36–
42; microchunking and rebundling
of, 178n16; MoveOn’s contest of, 46;
on television, 179–80n11. See also
marketing
Afghanistan War, 8, 140, 174
airline stocks, 157
alien abduction beliefs, 155, 193n4
Al Jazeera (media), 80, 82, 84
Amazon.com, 37
American Airlines flights 11 and 77, 157,
162. See also September 11, 2001
analyst discourse, 79. See also pervert
discourse
anti-Semitism: allegations of, 129
Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death
Penalty Act (1996), 131
antiwar movement, 19–20. See also left
(political)
anxiety, 59, 132–33, 150, 184n28
Apple computers, 36
Ashcroft, John, 157
Ashley, Victoria, 159
authority: Bush/Cheney as doubling of,
117–18; collapse of, 80; of facts, 88–
89; of political entity, 187n29. See also
certainty and credibility; master
discourse
Avery, Dylan, 156
‘‘awareness’’ campaigns, 6–7, 47–48
‘‘axis of evil’’: Bush’s resolve to naming,
87; Bush’s self-presentation in, 121;
eradication intent in, 118–19; Frum’s
comments on, 98, 100, 188n1; links
made in, 188–89n9; Reagan and, 95–
96; religious underpinning of, 97–98;
responses to, 188n4
Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Con-
sumer Protection Act (2005), 69
Barabási, Albert-László, 28–30, 43
Barrett, Kevin, 158, 160
Baugh, John F., 98
Bauman, Zygmunt, 11
Benjamin, Walter, 164
Bennett, Jane, 100–101, 189n16
Bentham, Jeremy, 148
Bercovitch, Sacvan, 101
Bigelow, Gordon, 184n29
Billionaires for Bush, 181n27
Billionaires for Bush and Gore, 2
bin Laden, Osama, 19, 119–20, 154, 156
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