Exceptionalism Re-Examined

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  • Martin Bronfenbrenner

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-012-11-1961-03_3

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Abstract

"American exceptionalism" is the doctrine that, whatever may happen in the world outside, economic class conflict in America will not in the foreseeable future overstep the polite bounds of a party system which limits our effective political choice to rival compromises. Consideration of socialism or fascism in America is a waste of time, because It Can't Happen Here. This position was discussed, labelled, accepted (by Social Democrats), rejected (by Communists) in the 1920's. I propose to reconsider it a long generation later.

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1961-03-03

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