There’s One Heresy That Sets Bernie Apart From All Other.
Of all the erstwhile candidates this presidential cycle only Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul fully embraced it. The other, more popular strain of American Exceptionalism, is the Wilsonian brand. Wilson was not the first to espouse a more messianic American Exceptionalism, but he was—at least until George W. Bush—its most prominent and blundering advocate.
Progressives across America are grappling with the suspension of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. The announcement comes after weeks of Senator Sanders focusing on the COVID-19 crisis.
Among the candidates, Sanders has been alone in radically challenging American exceptionalism. In his 2017 speech, he hailed the reconstruction of Western Europe with the Marshall Plan and the fact that “there has not been a major European war since World War II.”.
The hitch, domestically, is that Americans seem to be losing faith in the American system and American dream, hence the rise of populists like Bernie Sanders on the left and Donald Trump on the right.
He is currently writing a book with Roberto Sirvent entitled American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: Essays on Race, Empire, and Historical Memory.. Bernie Sanders’ decision to run in.
Bernie Sanders is a highly valued Democrat, the party’s Outreach Director and therefore, as Paul Street writes, “the imperialist and sheep-dogging fake-socialist Democratic Party company man.
There is no other wonder drug to deal with American-exceptionalism-itis. Notes. 1) Senator Bernie Sanders on Democratic Socialism in the United States, November 19, 2015. Essays on the American.