The demonising of Chinas Uighurs

Farish A Noor

Modified 29 Jan 2008, 10:21 am

The facility with which Washington's ill-concocted discourse of the so-called 'war on terror' has been instrumentalised by governments all over the world should remind us of the fact that politicians in general are the spawn of Machiavelli.

No sooner had the words 'international terror network' been uttered from the mouth of President George W Bush were they echoed by politicians from all corners of the globe. Indeed, the speed with which the discourse of 'anti-terror' has been transmitted, consolidated and hegemonised worldwide proves that the manufacturing of consent (at least among the global political elite) is a reality these days.

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