War Machine
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Etymology : War + Machine
Function : noun

1. a tool of the nomad through which capture can be avoided and smooth space preserved. Rather than the military (which is a State appropriation of the war machine), the war machine is a collection of nomad-warriors engaged in resistance to control, war being only a consequence—not the intended object. The military on the other hand, is an organization formed by the State formed specifically to wage wars and immobilize adversaries (which are determined by the State). Unlike the military, the war machine is not influenced by the economic and political concerns of the State. The war machine is a "grass roots" affair which bubbles up from common concerns for freedom to move, and as a result it is part and parcel of nomadic life. [1]

Associated words + links
Nomadic People
Body without Organs

(Verena Vogler, 11/12/2007 )
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