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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 reviews the U.S. intervention in Vietnam and exposes the brutality of the Vietnam battle. using poststructuralist conception, quite that of Heidegger, Althusser, Foucault, and stated, Spanos argues that the Vietnam battle disclosed the darkish underside of the yank exceptionalist ethos and, in so doing, speaks on to America’s conflict on terror within the aftermath of 9-11. To aid this argument, Spanos undertakes shut readings of Greene’s The Quiet American, Caputo’s A Rumor of battle, and O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato, all of which undergo witness to the self-destruction of yank exceptionalism. Spanos retrieves the spectral witness that has been suppressed because the struggle, yet that now, within the wake of the quagmire in Iraq, has again to hang-out America’s post-9/11 “project for the hot American century.”

William V. Spanos is exclusive Professor of English at Binghamton collage, kingdom 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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