Myths, Politics and the Not-So-New World Order

  title={Myths, Politics and the Not-So-New World Order},
  author={Carl Gustav Jacobsen},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={241 - 250}
  • C. Jacobsen
  • Published 1 August 1993
  • History
  • Journal of Peace Research
1. Mythology, Historiography and Politics The New World Order threatens to degenerate into something drearily familiar. It now looks just as prone to self-serving and manipulated myth-preservation and myth-making, tribal ethnocentrism and the politics of fear and exclusion as were older world orders (Jacobsen, 1992). If we cannot transcend the distorting bounds of our particular group or 'national' cultures, then visions of a more just and less conflict-prone order will remain a mirage… 
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