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Minarets of War: The Way Militants Win a Media War in the Muslim World


Abstract ABSTRACT The goal of this study is to use neoclassical realist methodology to add to the growing body of literature explaining why America is failing so horribly in its media war with militant Islamists. The general argument being conveyed is that inconsistencies in America's ostensibly liberal diplomacy strategy leaves it open to criticism and deprives it of the credibility necessary to muster an adequate rebuttal. To accomplish its aim, the analysis begins with an investigation into the origins of America's current liberal rhetorical approach. It is believed that with this sort look beneath the surface of the idealistic romanticism U.S. citizens have been continually conditioned to embrace, it becomes apparent that the grandiose p... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Thomas, John Henry (Author) / Meân, Lindsey (Advisor) / Ramsey, Ramsey E (Committee member) / Nadesan, Majia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / International relations / Political Science
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 152 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Communication Studies 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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