On American Exceptionalism

Publication Year:
2003
Usage 15967
Downloads 14842
Abstract Views 1125
Mentions 1
Economics Blog Mentions 1
Social Media 9
Shares, Likes & Comments 6
Tweets 3
Repository URL:
http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/fss_papers/1778
Author(s):
Koh, Harold Hongju
Tags:
Law
Most Recent Tweet View All Tweets
article description
Since September 11, "American Exceptionalism" has emerged as a dominant leitmotif in today's headlines. I propose first, to unpack precisely what we mean by American exceptionalism; second, to clarify both the negative and the overlooked positive faces of American exceptionalism; and third, to suggest how we, as American scholars and lawyers, should respond to the most negative aspects of American exceptionalism in the wake of September 11.