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The myth of American exceptionalism

Author: Godfrey Hodgson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
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"The idea that the United States is destined to spread its unique gifts of democracy and capitalism to other countries is dangerous for Americans and for the rest of the world, warns Godfrey Hodgson in this provocative book. Hodgson argues that America is not as exceptional as it would like to think; its blindness to its own history has bred a complacent nationalism and a disastrous foreign policy that has isolated  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Godfrey Hodgson
ISBN: 9780300125702 0300125704 9780300164190 030016419X
OCLC Number: 223871299
Description: xvii, 221 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A city set upon a hill --
Myth and reality in the birth of a nation --
From civil war to cold war --
From liberal consensus to conservative ascendancy --
The other exceptionalism --
The corruption of the best.
Responsibility: Godfrey Hodgson.
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["The Myth of American Exceptionalism"] is interesting and lucid as it examines the errors and exaggerations in the national self-image. -;i>Financial Times"--Clive Cook"Financial Times" (03/16/2009)" Read more...

 
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