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Friday, April 11, 2003
  On the congruence between Golf catalogues and the fetishisation of war - An essay.

The latest edition of the 'American Golf Discount' brochure and the US state department document on the Agenda for post-war Iraq bear striking similarities.
Most significantly, the golf brochure eschews the traditional inclusion of prices in its presentation of various items of highly desirable golf equipment. Similarly the state department have glossy beautifully lit sentences indicating the availability of democracy, health care and self-determination; equally similarly they are guarded about revealing the cost. The underlying message of both revelatory systems seems to demand that if you have to ask how much this costs, you either don't appreciate its value, or you can't afford it. 




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