This essay examines the subversive political potential of censored cartoons by the Guantánamo prisoner, Sami al-Hajj. In McLuhan's terms, these cartoons constitute cool media, which I read as a rhetorical response to biopolitical (Foucault) forms of governmental power. I conclude by reflecting on the ethical demands of such media.

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Canadian Review of American Studies
Department of English Language and Literature

Murray, S.J. (2012). Rhetorical insurgents: Biopolitics and the insurrectionary rhetoric of McLuhan's cool media. Canadian Review of American Studies, 42(2), 123–141. doi:10.3138/cras.42.2.123