American Exceptionalism in the Age of Globalization: The by William V. Spanos PDF

By William V. Spanos

Connects the yank exceptionalist ethos to the violence in Vietnam and the center East.

In American Exceptionalism within the Age of Globalization, William V. Spanos explores 3 writers—Graham Greene, Philip Caputo, and Tim O’Brien—whose paintings devastatingly evaluations the U.S. intervention in Vietnam and exposes the brutality of the Vietnam conflict. using poststructuralist conception, relatively that of Heidegger, Althusser, Foucault, and acknowledged, Spanos argues that the Vietnam struggle disclosed the darkish underside of the yankee exceptionalist ethos and, in so doing, speaks on to America’s struggle on terror within the aftermath of Sept. 11. To help this argument, Spanos undertakes shut readings of Greene’s The Quiet American, Caputo’s A Rumor of struggle, and O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato, all of which endure witness to the self-destruction of yank exceptionalism. Spanos retrieves the spectral witness that has been suppressed because the battle, yet that now, within the wake of the quagmire in Iraq, has lower back to hang-out America’s post-9/11 “project for the hot American century.”

William V. Spanos is unique Professor of English at Binghamton collage, nation collage of latest York. he's the writer of many books, together with America’s Shadow: An Anatomy of Empire and Heidegger and feedback: Retrieving the Cultural Politics of Destruction.

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