Why social scientists have a hard day

While going through some material about the social construction of terrorism via discoursive practice, I found some amusing comments about Germany’s top selling tabloid the Bild Zeitung. In their article Rainer Hülsse and Alexander Spencer argue, that our conception of terrorism is constructed with discourses within newspapers. The use of metaphors is existential for how […]

Role model Sweden, again and agian…[upd.]

This weekend an explosion hit Sweden’s capital Stockholm. A suicide bomber tried to kill innocent civilians with self-made pipe bombs and a car bomb but failed because the most of the bombs did not detonate. They were badly constructed. The official response to that threat is extraordinary solid – one must admit if one compares […]

What to think about Wikileaks?[upd.]

US Congressmen Ron Paul made some quite useful remarks on how to deal with Wikileaks. Although he is republican, he asks the right questions: „No one questions the status quo or suggests a wholesale rethinking of our foreign policy.  No one suggests that the White House or the State Department should be embarrassed that the […]

Nice (securitizing) move!

Today THE representative of american intelligenzija Sarah Palin made some remarkable comments about Wikileaks spokesperson Julian Assange and the release of classified US documents. „Assange is not a “journalist,” any more than the “editor” of al Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a “journalist.” He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands. His past […]

Hello world!

Blog started! Welcome to the percepticon political blog! What is a percepticon? perception – noun The ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses Panopticon – noun, historical A circular prison with cells arranged arround a central well, from which prisoners could at all times be observed. Origin mid 18th century […]

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