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By Stephen Brooks

The election of President Obama in 2008 and the plain decline of yank energy on this planet has rekindled an outdated and significant debate. Is the U.S. unheard of in its values and associations, in addition to within the position that it really is destined to play in global affairs?

In this e-book, Stephen Brooks argues that American exceptionalism has been and remains to be actual. In making this argument he makes a speciality of 5 points of yank politics and society which are most vital to an figuring out of yankee exceptionalism at the present time. They contain the ideal courting among the country and electorate, faith, socio-economic mobility, America’s function on the planet, and ideas concerning the structure.

American exceptionalism issues in household politics mainly as a political narrative round which aid for and competition to convinced rules, values and imaginative and prescient of yank society coalesce. yet in global affairs it isn't the tale however the empirical fact of yank exceptionalism that concerns. even supposing the lengthy period of America’s international monetary dominance has entered what will be referred to as a interval of decreased expectancies, the U.S. continues to be exceptional—the quintessential nation—in global affairs and is probably going to stay so for a few years to return.

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