Born Again Ideology

CTheory Books: Born Again Ideology


Religion, Technology, and Terrorism

Arthur Kroker

Table of Contents

1. Born Again Ideology

The New Protestant Ethic ” Inauguration Day Blues & the Messianic Rapture of End Times ” Redemptive Violence and Panic Insecurity ” Rapture and the American Mind ” Vampire Puritans

2. Twisted Strands: Covenant Technology and the American Mind

The (American) Spirit of Technological Innovation ” Competing World (Techno) Philosophies: Software, Wetware and Hardware ” Covenant Technology ” America as a Shining Body Upon a Hill ” The Double Helix ” The American Republic of Bio-Power ” Catastrophe and Rapture ” Three Twisted Strands ” USA: An Open, Closed or Flat Universe? ” The New Puritans: Twisted Strands Take Root on American Soil ” The Double Helix as American Identity

3. The New Biometric State

Strategies of Bodily Purification ” The Biometric Subject ” Slipping into the Bloodstream of the Body Politic ” The State of Suspicion ” The Seduction of Terrorism ” Tactics of Stereotypy, Scapegoating and Ressentiment ” Cold Security ” Ideology, Terrorism & the Body ” Globalizing the Biometric State ” Bodies & Torture ” Domesticating the Biometric State ” The Rings of Saturn ” When Technology Crashed to Earth

4. The End of the New American Century

The Quantum Dividend ” Second-Order Globalization ” Art of Warfare

5. The Cosmological Compromise

The Flat World of Technology Has Just Been Thrown a Religious Curve ” Faith-Based IT ” The Double Cone Theory of the Propagation of (Political) Light

6. About the Author