Verso, London 2009, paper 2010.
Susan Crile cover; Oil Fires Reflected, 1991
In this urgent response to violence, racism and increasingly aggressive methods of coercion, Judith Butler explores the media’s portrayal of armed conflict, a process integral to how the West prosecutes its wars. In doing so, she calls for a re-conceptualization of the Left, one united in opposition and resistance to the illegitimate and arbitrary effects of interventionist military action. A detail of Susan Crile's work "Oil Fires Reflected" from the series Fire of War is used on the cover of the book.