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 opinions the U.S. intervention in Vietnam and exposes the brutality of the Vietnam conflict. using poststructuralist thought, relatively that of Heidegger, Althusser, Foucault, and acknowledged, Spanos argues that the Vietnam battle disclosed the darkish underside of the yank exceptionalist ethos and, in so doing, speaks on to America’s conflict on terror within the aftermath of 9-11. To help this argument, Spanos undertakes shut readings of Greene’s The Quiet American, Caputo’s A Rumor of battle, and O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato, all of which undergo 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 back to hang-out America’s post-9/11 “project for the recent American century.”
William V. Spanos is distinct 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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