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American Exceptionalism. A Double-Edged Sword. Seymour Martin Lipset ( Author, George Mason University). Sign up for the monthly New Releases email. American exceptionalism is an ideology holding the United States as unique among nations in Lipset, American Exceptionalism, pp. 1, 17–19, –74, Lipset’s survey of American exceptionalism proceeds along several lines of attack. Comparisons with Britain and other nations of Europe form the backdrop of.

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We have had this desire to be better educated, and I think the roots of this can be traced to religion. Archived from the original on February 5, Do you see any parallels between Middletown in the s and America today?

American exceptionalism : a double-edged sword

And [so you had] class relations in the Australian frontier which one couldn’t get in the United States. Furthermore, McGuffey saw America as having a future mission to bring liberty and democracy to the world. American Culture and the end of exceptionalismpp. Retrieved March 11, Historian Thomas Kidd argues, “With the onset of the revolutionary crisis, a significant conceptual shift convinced Americans across the theological spectrum that God was raising up America for some particular purpose.


But it wasn’t the only settler society. To deny American exceptionalism is in essence to deny the heart and soul of this nation.

A History in Documentsp. That means the differences between the Americans and the Europeans in this respect has declined. But [they didn’t believe in] taking over factories, and nationalizing industry, and so forth.

Bush administration reoriented foreign policy to an insistence on maintaining the supreme military and economic power of America, an attitude that harmonized with this new vision of American empire. European society was more densely populated.

And this was an environment [in which] the Lynds were operating. I wrote a book some years ago, American Exceptionalism: Inconservative historians Larry Schweikart and Dave Dougherty argued that American Exceptionalism be based on four pillars: Thank you for using the catalog.

Social predictors of American mobility: The people in Middletown were very proud of America, they were also very proud about Muncie, proud of their community. In AprilU. Pease mocks American exceptionalism as a “state fantasy” and a “myth” in his book The New American Exceptionalism.

In most European countries, the number of elected officers run into the thousands. One is the history of the United States is different from other nations. South Africa, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Canada and Australia had long frontiers, but they did not have “free land” and local control. Archived from the original americn October 3, In fact, there was an interesting event which sort of reinforced this.


Americans want to have a much smaller role for the state than Europeans. Jefferson envisaged America is becoming the world’s great ” Empire of Exeptionalism “—that is, the model for democracy and republicanism.

Young argues that after the end of the Cold War inneoconservative intellectuals and policymakers embraced the idea of an “American empire,” a national mission to establish freedom and democracy in other nations, particularly poor ones.

American Exceptionalism

Outline Index Book Category Portal. And in this context, they really didn’t want them. Exceptjonalism reports that historians Lawrence Veysey, C. Retrieved December 30, Retrieved October 21,