America, Amerikkka: Elect Nation and Imperial Violence

1st Edition

Rosemary Radford Ruether

Routledge
Published January 1, 2007
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9781845531584 - CAT# Y174905
Series: Religion and Violence

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Summary

America views itself as a nation inhabiting a "promised land" and enjoying a favoured relation with God. This view of unique election has been coupled with racial exclusivism and the marginalization of non-white citizens.

America, Amerikkka traces the historical and ideological patterns behind America’s sense of itself. In its examination of America’s "chosenness", the book ranges across the doctrine of the "rights of man" in the 18th and 19th centuries, the role of America in the twentieth century as "global policeman", and the enforcement of neo-colonial relations over the "third world". The volume argues for a vision of global relations between peoples based on justice and mutuality, rather than hegemonic dominance.

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