President Trump and General Pershing

Remembrances of the “Moro” Insurrection in the Age of Post-Truths

Authors: Hasian, Jr., Marouf A.

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  • Illustrates the heuristic value of using critical genealogical studies through a case study of the Moro Rebellion
  • Provides a unique approach to debunking Trump's comments about General Pershing's use of the "pig-bullet" strategy
  • Offers a more nuanced study of what General Pershing’s Staff—and his soldiers and followers—really did practice when they fought the Moro
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This book provides a critical analysis of Donald Trump’s mention of General Pershing and his alleged use of bullets dipped in pig’s blood to kill 49 out of 50 captured Muslims during the suppression years in the Philippines. The author argues that most observers who heard this “fable” dismissed it as an inaccurate representation of historical realities that also maligned a great general. Using critiques of both Trump and “post-truths,” the author argues that instead of being summarily dismissive of these comments, academics, investigative journalists and others ought to follow the US president’s admonition that we study “history,” but do so in nuanced ways. The author argues that there are times when false renditions of historical events may in fact provide opportunities to revisit contentious pasts, and this book suggests that in place of sanitized military histories, we take this opportunity to provide detailed analyses of the “Moro” rebellion.

About the authors

Marouf A. Hasian, Jr. is Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah, USA. He is the author of Restorative Justice, Humanitarian Rhetorics, and Public Memories of Colonial Camp Cultures (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • Theory, Praxis, and American Politics in the Age of Post-truths

    Hasian, Marouf A., Jr.

    Pages 1-40

  • Competing Military and Civilian Remembrances of “Black Jack” Pershing and the Moros, 1899–1914

    Hasian, Marouf A., Jr.

    Pages 41-76

  • Cultural Amnesias, Changing Political Needs, and Conflicting Memories of General Pershing and the “Moro” Rebellion, 1915–2000

    Hasian, Marouf A., Jr.

    Pages 77-105

  • Post-9/11 Anxieties, Donald Trump’s “Post-truths,” Pershing, and Contemporary Defenses of Counterinsurgency “Hearts and Minds” Strategies

    Hasian, Marouf A., Jr.

    Pages 107-133

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01473-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01472-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
President Trump and General Pershing
Book Subtitle
Remembrances of the “Moro” Insurrection in the Age of Post-Truths
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01473-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01473-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01472-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 136
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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