Evil in Nietzsche and its reflections in the speeches of George W Bush and Osama bin Laden after September 11
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In this thesis I use Nietzsche’s conception of evil and power in problematizing George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden’s statements after the September 11 event. My main argument is based on Nietzsche’s conceptualization of the creation of the idea of the real world. This idea of the real world is founded upon morality. I focus on a specific dimension of the conceptualization of evil which requires an incessant struggle between good and evil. Bush and Laden construct their moral wars against one another with a belief that one of them will eventually win. Following Nietzsche’s framework, this thesis argues that this moral war is never going to end because this war is not meant to end, as the continuity of the war ensures the continuity of the power holders’ power.