American Exceptionalism and American Innocence by Roberto Sirvent audiobook

American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News--From The Revolutionary War to The War on Terror

By Roberto Sirvent  and Danny Haiphong
Foreword by Ajamu Baraka
Afterword by Glen Ford
Read by Tim Andrés Pabon

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Did the U.S. really “save the world” in World War II? Should black athletes stop protesting and show more gratitude for what America has done for them? Are wars fought to spread freedom and democracy? Or is this all fake news? American Exceptionalism and American Innocence examines the stories we’re told that lead us to think that the U.S. is a force for good in the world, regardless of slavery, the genocide of indigenous people, and the more than a century’s worth of imperialist war that the U.S. has wrought on the planet. Sirvent and Haiphong detail just what Captain America’s shield tells us about the pretensions of U.S. foreign policy, how Angelina Jolie and Bill Gates engage in humanitarian imperialism, and why the Broadway musical Hamilton is a monument to white supremacy.

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Summary

Summary

Did the U.S. really “save the world” in World War II? Should black athletes stop protesting and show more gratitude for what America has done for them? Are wars fought to spread freedom and democracy? Or is this all fake news?

American Exceptionalism and American Innocence examines the stories we’re told that lead us to think that the U.S. is a force for good in the world, regardless of slavery, the genocide of indigenous people, and the more than a century’s worth of imperialist war that the U.S. has wrought on the planet.

Sirvent and Haiphong detail just what Captain America’s shield tells us about the pretensions of U.S. foreign policy, how Angelina Jolie and Bill Gates engage in humanitarian imperialism, and why the Broadway musical Hamilton is a monument to white supremacy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this outstanding study, Danny Haiphong and Roberto Sirvent tell us why: and why Trump is merely a symptom and that only our urgent enlightenment can defy the inevitable.” John Pilger, Australian journalist and BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker
“An immensely useful book for this moment. It is clearly written, full of compelling examples, and accessible. It will help readers who are angry and scared about Trump’s agenda connect their reactions to the broader arc of US stratification and violence and the resistance movements we need to study, bolster, and expand right now.” Dean Spade, author of Normal Life
“This thoughtful, well-written, exceedingly intelligent and passionately argued book also happens to be one of the most powerful and analytical dissections of US imperialism and white supremacy published in years.” Gerald Horne, author of The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism
“Danny Haiphong and Roberto Sirvent are two of the most courageous and truthful intellectuals in the belly of the U.S. imperial beast! In this powerful text they lay bare the hidden realities and concealed miseries of poor and working peoples even as revolutionary fire remains strong! This book keeps alive so much of the best of the radical tradition in the neo-fascist age of Trump!” Cornel West, professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard University and New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Roberto Sirvent

Author Bio: Roberto Sirvent

Roberto Sirvent, PhD, JD, is a professor of political and social ethics at Hope International University in Fullerton, California. Danny Haiphong is an activist and a regular contributor to The Black Agenda Report.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 12.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English