War and public discourse

Author/s Fabrizio Battistelli
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/1 Language Italian
Pages 13 P. 15-27 File size 175 KB
DOI 10.3280/SISS2023-001003
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The Russian invasion and the conflict in Ukraine confirm the weakness of the public discourse on the subject of war, especially by the "experts" - the media and the politicians - who should have the responsibility to inform and decide. Facing the risk of losing the life, the supreme good in Western societies, governments and media hide the costs of war taking advantage of the taboo discouranging insights about the use of force. The alternative is represented by the hostility (apparently unreflective and actually historically motivated) of the public opinion and by the concern (professionally based) of the scientists faced with an escalation that might lead to a Nuclear war.

Keywords: war; public discourse; experts; citizens; scientists; strategies.

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Fabrizio Battistelli, Guerra e discorso pubblico in "SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI" 1/2023, pp 15-27, DOI: 10.3280/SISS2023-001003