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The New American Exceptionalism
     

The New American Exceptionalism

by Donald E. Pease
 

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The advent of the cold war after World war II and the global war on terror following the Soviet Union's collapse helped the United States form an organizing logic that led to an unwavering belief in the nation's exceptionalism in global affairs and world history. In The New American Exceptionalism, pioneering scholar Donald E. Pease traces the evolution of these

Overview

The advent of the cold war after World war II and the global war on terror following the Soviet Union's collapse helped the United States form an organizing logic that led to an unwavering belief in the nation's exceptionalism in global affairs and world history. In The New American Exceptionalism, pioneering scholar Donald E. Pease traces the evolution of these state fantasies, uncovering the ideological and cultural work required to convince Americans to surrender their civil liberties in exchange for the illusion of security.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816627820
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
10/31/2009
Series:
Critical American Studies Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Donald E. Pease is Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities at Dartmouth College and director of the Futures of American Studies Institute. He is the author of Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writings in Cultural Context and the editor of several volumes including, with Amy Kaplan, Cultures of United States Imperialism.

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