American Exceptionalism and the Legacy of Vietnam. U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1974
Palgrave, December 2003
|American Exceptionalism and the Legacy of Vietnam examines the influence of the belief in American exceptionalism on the history of U.S. foreign policy since the Vietnam War. Trevor B. McCrisken analyzes attempts by each post-Vietnam U.S. administration to revive the popular belief in exceptionalism both rhetorically and by pursuing foreign policy supposedly grounded in traditional American principles. He argues that exceptionalism consistently provided the framework for foreign policy discourse but that the conduct of foreign affairs was limited by the Vietnam syndrome.|
American Exceptionalism: An Introduction
The End of American Exceptionalism? The Cold War and Vietnam
Gerald Ford and the Time for Healing
Jimmy Carter - Morality and the Crisis of Confidence
Ronald Reagan - 'America is Back'
George Bush - the 'Vision Thing' and the New World Order
Bill Clinton and the 'Indispensable Nation'
Conclusions: American Exceptionalism and the Legacy of Vietnam