Enemies of All Humankind: Fictions of Legitimate Violence
by Sonja Schillings
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press 2016
Number of pages: 304
The book draws attention to a century-old narrative pattern that not only underlies the legal category of enemies of the state, but more generally informs interpretations of imperial expansion, protest against government-sponsored oppression, and the transformation of institutions as 'legitimate' interventions on behalf of civilized society.
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