Shame and despair in December

Norman K. Denzin

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In an attempt to interpret the current international crisis surrounding America's presence in Iraq, a short, one act play is presented. Drawing on Walter Benjamin, this play writes history by quoting history back to itself. George Bush is placed in a dialogue with Mark Twain, Walter Benjamin, Tom Cruise, Molly Ivins, Walt Whitman, Paulo Freire, David Corn, and others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-218
Number of pages7
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2004


  • Democracy war
  • Fascism
  • Iraq
  • U.S. foreign policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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