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Redeemer Nation In the Interregnum
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Redeemer Nation In the Interregnum: An Untimely Meditation on the American Vocation

William V. Spanos

Abstract

Redeemer Nation in the Interregnum interrogates the polyvalent role that American exceptionalism continues to play after 9/11. Whereas American exceptionalism is often construed as a discredited Cold War–era belief structure, Spanos persuasively demonstrates how it operationalizes an apparatus of biopolitical capture that saturates the American body politic down to its capillaries. The exceptionalism that Redeemer Nation in the Interregnum renders starkly visible is not a corrigible ideological screen. It is a deeply structured ethos that functions simultaneously on ontological, moral, economi ... More

Keywords: American Calling, exceptionalism, globalization, spectacle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823268153
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823268153.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William V. Spanos, author
Binghamton University, SUNY