Stephen Brooks's American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obama (Routledge PDF

By Stephen Brooks

The election of President Obama in 2008 and the plain decline of yankee strength on the earth has rekindled an previous and demanding debate. Is the U.S. remarkable in its values and associations, in addition to within the position that it's destined to play in international affairs?

In this booklet, Stephen Brooks argues that American exceptionalism has been and remains to be genuine. In making this argument he specializes in 5 facets of yank politics and society which are most important to an knowing of yank exceptionalism this present day. They contain the suitable courting among the country and electorate, faith, socio-economic mobility, America’s function on the earth, and concepts concerning the structure.

American exceptionalism concerns in household politics mainly as a political narrative round which help for and competition to yes guidelines, values and imaginative and prescient of yank society coalesce. yet in global affairs it's not the tale however the empirical fact of yankee exceptionalism that concerns. even supposing the lengthy period of America’s international financial dominance has entered what should be referred to as a interval of decreased expectancies, the U.S. is still exceptional—the necessary nation—in international affairs and is probably going to stay so for a few years to come back.

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