The Meaning of Postmodernism in an Age of Terrorism

Halpern, Mark
July 2002
Vocabula Review;Jul2002, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p1
Academic Journal
The article reports on the meaning of postmodernism in an age of terrorism. Postmodernism recognizes that there is no universally accepted standard of good or evil. The postmodern point of view in the struggle against who penetrated the attacks in the U.S. puts people in a better position to carry out the struggle since it enables people to see the adversary. One advantage afforded by the postmodern stance is the realization that attackers are not cowards but very brave and misguided men.


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