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Donald Trump’s calls to “Make America great again” show that American Exceptionalism is still a powerful idea

Restad, Hilde (2016) Donald Trump’s calls to “Make America great again” show that American Exceptionalism is still a powerful idea. Impact of American Politics & Policy Blog (04 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In his calls to “Make America great again” Donald Trump is making both a threat and a promise. What it signifies more fundamentally, however, is that Donald Trump understands how important American exceptionalism is in US electoral politics. Hilde Restad gives an overview of the history and role of the idea of American exceptionalism in US politics. She writes that despite concerns over its end during the 1970s and 2000s, American exceptionalism never really went away, something which was proven by conservatives’ doubts about President Obama’s stated belief in the ideology.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of American Politics & Policy blog; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 15:47
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65942

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