Howard Zinn: The Myth of American Exceptionalism (2005; repost)

Dandelion Salad

by Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally posted June 9, 2010
September 26, 2013

mitworld.mit.edu
March 14, 2005

Running Time: 1:32:02

Americans have long embraced a notion of superiority, claims Howard Zinn. Governor Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony described establishing “a city on a hill,” to serve the world as a beacon of liberty. So far, so good. But driving this sense of destiny, says Zinn, was an assumption of divine agency—“an association between what the government does and what God approves of.”

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