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Communication and the arts, Social sciences, Bush, George W.
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After the 9/11 attacks on America and the subsequent onset of the "war on terror" declared by former President George W. Bush, several scholars and political observers began to suggest that the Bush administration was exhibiting what could be called "proto-fascist" proclivities. Incorporating elements from Laurence Britt's "fourteen points of fascism" as a conceptual framework and critical discourse analysis as a methodological approach, this thesis examines various speeches made by Bush following 9/11 in an attempt to illustrate the discursive manifestations of those proto-fascist tendencies.
Sabelli, Danielle, "Exploring protofascism in George W. Bush's post 9-11 speeches" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 8089.