The Resource The myth of American exceptionalism, Godfrey Hodgson, (electronic book)

The myth of American exceptionalism, Godfrey Hodgson, (electronic book)

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, a shrewd and highly respected British commentator, 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 how 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. A stimulating and timely assessment of how America's belief in its exceptionalism has led it astray, this book is mandatory reading for its citizens, admirers, and detractors
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hodgson, Godfrey
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.H68 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • Exceptionalism
  • Nationalism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The myth of American exceptionalism, Godfrey Hodgson, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10351593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 221 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The myth of American exceptionalism, Godfrey Hodgson, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10351593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 221 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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