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Arena journal no.21

2003/04: General Issue

Published: 1 Sep 2012

ARENA journal

Number Twenty-one, 2003-04



Responsibility and Truth John Hinkson 3


They are All Heroes Guy Rundle 5
Interpreting a Settler-related Impulse in Today’s Middle East Lorenzo Veracini 19
Convergences Jeremy Salt 31
Reconstructing and Reconciling a War-torn World Paul James 43
Temporary Protection, Anxiety and Refugee Deterrence Nigel Hoffmann 51

Language, Action and Meaning

Mr Watson’s Bad Language Claudio Bozzi 63
On Don Watson’s Death Sentence Geoff Sharp 71

Nationalism and Global War

Post-2001 and the Third Coming of Nationalism Tom Nairn 81
Perpetual War within the State of Exception Simon Cooper 99
Americans are from Mars, Europeans are from Venus: An Answer to Robert Kagan Lubica Ucnik 127
The Politics of Moralizing the Nation Ned Curthoys 151


Africa, India, and the Postcolonial: Notes Towards a Praxis of Infliction Pius Adesanmi 173
Remembering the Rosenbergs: Jews, Communism and Spy Scandals in Cold War America Phillip Mendes 197

Notes on Contributors