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Culture MattersAnglo-American Relations and the Intangibles of 'Specialness'$
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Robert M. Hendershot and Steve Marsh

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526151421

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526151438

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Culture and Re-Membering the Alliance in Kosovo and Iraq

Culture and Re-Membering the Alliance in Kosovo and Iraq

Anglo-American ironies under Clinton, Blair, and Bush

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(p.243) 10 Culture and Re-Membering the Alliance in Kosovo and Iraq
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Culture Matters
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David Ryan

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526151438.00015

David Ryan assesses the ways in which the Western military interventions in Kosovo (1999) and Iraq (2003) were influenced by Anglo-American efforts to manipulate collective memory. Explaining how narratives of the special relationship employed by British prime minister Tony Blair and US presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were augmented by civilizational discourse and memories of past Anglo-American partnership, Ryan demonstrates how strategic concerns, foreign policy, and domestic politics were shaped by systems of meaning that had the ability to both empower and constrain, and bind or blind, British and American leaders.

Keywords:   Anglo-American, special relationship, memory, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Kosovo War, Iraq War

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