American Exceptionalism: The Origins, History, and Future of the Nation's Greatest Strength

American Exceptionalism: The Origins, History, and Future of the Nation's Greatest Strength

by Charles W. Dunn
     
 

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American Exceptionalism provokes intense debates culturally, economically, politically, and socially. This collection, edited by Charles W. Dunn of Regent University's Robertson School of Government, brings together analysis of the idea's origins, history and future.

Contributors include:
Hadley Arkes, Michael Barone, James W. Ceasar, Charles W. Dunn,

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American Exceptionalism provokes intense debates culturally, economically, politically, and socially. This collection, edited by Charles W. Dunn of Regent University's Robertson School of Government, brings together analysis of the idea's origins, history and future.

Contributors include:
Hadley Arkes, Michael Barone, James W. Ceasar, Charles W. Dunn, Daniel L. Dreisbach, T. David Gordon, Steven F. Hayward, Hugh Heclo, Marvin J. Folkertsma, William Kristol, and George H. Nash.

While many now argue against the policies and ideology of American Exceptionalism as antiquated and expired, the authors collected here make the bold claim that a closer reading of our own history reveals that there is still an exceptional aspect of American thought, identity and government worth advancing and protecting. It will be the challenge of the coming American generations to both refine and examine what we mean when we call America "exceptional," and this book provides readers a first step towards a necessary understanding of the exceptional purpose, progress and promise of the United States of America.

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Editorial Reviews

Charles W. Dunn
[E]very day and everywhere in the world citizens of other countries line up in long lines at American embassies, patiently waiting for the opportunity of coming to America. Call it what you may, American Exceptionalism or something else, America has a magnetic appeal not found anywhere else in the world. . . . Regardless of whether American Exceptionalism attracts or repels, debates about it open the window to a deeper understanding of the word American.

(Excerpted from the introduction)

Inc. Book News
This is a collection of 9 papers glorifying the superiority of the United States as the example all other countries should emulate. Three of the papers discuss Ronald Reagan's nationalistic vision of America as designated by God for greatness. The final chapter by Steven Hayward predicts that President Obama will institute price and wage controls in 2013 as inflation runs rampant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442222779
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Charles W. Dunn currently serves as the Distinguished Professor of Government at Regent University's Robertson Graduate School of Government, where he previously served as dean. He has also taught at Clemson University, Grove City College, the University of Illinois-Urbana, and Florida State University.

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