U.S. exceptionalism, the idea that the United States of America is superior to other nations, is no more fact-based and no less harmful than racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry.
David Swanson is the director of World Beyond War and campaign coordinator of RootsAction.org He blogs at davidSwanson.com and WarIsACrime.com. His books include War is a Lie, War is Never Just, When the World Outlawed War. And he hosts Talk Radio Nation. His new book is Curing Exceptionalism; What’s wrong with how we think about the United StatesWhat can we do about it?
Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (April, 2018) — U.S. exceptionalism, the idea that the United States of America is superior to other nations, is no more fact-based and no less harmful than racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry. The purpose of this book is to persuade you of that statement. This book examines how the United States actually compares with other countries, how people think about the comparison, what damage that thinking does, and what changes we might want to consider making.
“I hope Curing Exceptionalism will be part of coursework in classrooms throughout the U.S.” —Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.
“A must-read for every U.S. citizen.” —Robert Fantina, author of Desertion and the American Soldier 1776-2006.
“The prescription for the cure rests with an accurate diagnosis of the disease.” —Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967
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