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By Stephen Brooks

The election of President Obama in 2008 and the obvious decline of yank strength on the earth has rekindled an outdated and demanding debate. Is the us remarkable in its values and associations, in addition to within the position that it's 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 specializes in 5 points of yankee politics and society which are most vital to an knowing of yank exceptionalism at the present time. They contain the right dating among the nation 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 sure guidelines, values and imaginative and prescient of yankee society coalesce. yet in international affairs it isn't the tale however the empirical truth of yankee exceptionalism that issues. even supposing the lengthy period of America’s international financial dominance has entered what will be referred to as a interval of lowered expectancies, the U.S. is still exceptional—the crucial nation—in global affairs and is probably going to stay so for a few years to return.

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