By William V. Spanos
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 warfare. using poststructuralist conception, rather that of Heidegger, Althusser, Foucault, and acknowledged, Spanos argues that the Vietnam warfare disclosed the darkish underside of the yankee exceptionalist ethos and, in so doing, speaks on to America’s conflict on terror within the aftermath of Sep 11. To aid this argument, Spanos undertakes shut readings of Greene’s The Quiet American, Caputo’s A Rumor of struggle, and O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato, all of which endure witness to the self-destruction of yankee exceptionalism. Spanos retrieves the spectral witness that has been suppressed because the conflict, 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 extraordinary Professor of English at Binghamton college, kingdom college of recent 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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