Jeg er med i den første utgaven av et nytt digitalt tidsskrift om amerikansk politikk og idehistorie som heter Starting Points journal, hvor jeg skriver om Trump og amerikansk eksepsjonalisme. Det virker nemlig på meg som om Trump ikke helt er på nett med den ideologiske definisjonen av konseptet (som hans parti jo er besatt av), og at han heller er opptatt av USAs relative materielle verdi i verden.
"Since World War II, U.S. foreign policy has been operating under
the assumption that the world needs U.S. leadership not just because of
American military might, or because of the dollar, but also because of
American ideals. This foreign policy tradition and its justification in
American exceptionalism is opposed by the new American president.
In February 1941, owner of Life Magazine Henry Luce argued
in the pages of his own publication that the United States should
replace Great Britain as the world leader and rule the world through
American principles. In fact, Luce argued, the world was about to enter
the “American century” – if only the United States would accept its
international responsibility. Luce was in the short term arguing for
U.S. entry into the Second World War, but in the long term arguing for a
liberal world order. The United States and its western allies set up
that order in the waning years of the war. This order, and the prominent
role the United States plays in it, has been a cornerstone of U.S.
grand strategy since 1945. Twenty-four years short of the completion of
the “American Century,” however, the United States finds itself lead by
Donald Trump, who has explicitly rejected support for this world order.
What now for the United States in the world?"
Les resten her!