Seymour Hersh Writing Styles in Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib

Seymour Hersh
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Point of View

Hersh's Chain of Command is told in the second person. As a left-leaning investigative journalist, Hersh analyses and then rips into the Bush Administration's policies, propaganda and aftereffects of the War on Terror. Although some would say Hersh is ideological, he documents his sources well in making his points. He uses facts, figures, and interviews to assail many popular Bush Administration decisions.

Setting

The main setting of the story is with members of the Bush Administration in Washington, D.C. It also specifically follows world events in Cuba, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Niger, and Libya.

Language and Meaning

The world of U.S. and world politics is examined, where sound bites, speeches and press releases must be analyzed for what they really mean by examining the actions that follow. The subject of 'spin' is delved into as the Administration puts a positive spin on their actions on...

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