Hodgso Hodgson's The Myth Of American Exceptionalism

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From the date of birth of the United States of Ameica, the idea inspired "City on a Hill" always hiding somewhere deep in the American consciousness. Thomas Paine, a writer who promoted the American Revolution in 1776, once stated that, “The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” In other words, America is the exception; not only acted based on the ambitions of land scramble, and jewels like any other countries, but also tempered by the mission: Government of the people, by the people, for the people (Lincoln). The core of the idea of American Exceptionalism is a mission and belief of a country. Godfrey Hodgson, a very popular British author, who had a good knowledge about the United States in his masterpiece “The Myth of American Exceptionalism”.…show more content…
He put forward an argument, “What has been essentially a liberating set of beliefs has been corrupted over the past 30 years…show more content…
In many respects, the United States could still bastions last ideology of the planet. We all know that India and China are emerging great power, but have not yet decided their ideology or universal values. President Obama said he believed in American Exceptionalism, an exception based on human values rather than strength. He also began to adjust the mistakes Hodgson listed. The biggest challenge for Obama somehow reflects the essential reforms without prejudice, hurt those aforementioned lofty ideals of Americans. To succeed, perhaps Obama needs to show a moderate, peaceful manner, to select those words lightly repent possible American national unity in the faith of Lincoln “Last Best Hope of the
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