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The myth of American exceptionalism, Godfrey Hodgson

Label
The myth of American exceptionalism
Title
The myth of American exceptionalism
Statement of responsibility
Godfrey Hodgson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 and alienated it from the global community." "Tracing the development of America's high self-regard from the early days of the republic to the present era, Hodgson demonstrates that its exceptionalism has been systematically exaggerated and - in recent decades - corrupted. While there have been distinct and original elements in America's history and political philosophy, notes Hodgson, these have always been more heavily influenced by European thought and experience than Americans have been willing to acknowledge."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hodgson, Godfrey
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.H68 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • Exceptionalism
  • United States
  • United States
  • Nationalism
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The myth of American exceptionalism, Godfrey Hodgson
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1550197
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780300164190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008026791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1550197
  • (OCoLC)223871299
Label
The myth of American exceptionalism, Godfrey Hodgson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1550197
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780300164190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008026791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1550197
  • (OCoLC)223871299

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