American Nationalism and U.S. Foreign Policy from September 11 to the Iraq War
PAUL T. McCARTNEY examines how the Bush administration drew upon nationalist imagery first to interpret the terrorists attacks of 11 September 2001 and then to frame the war against Iraq. He demonstrates how President Bush drew on both enduring elements of American identity and security concerns following September 11 to provide normative justification for the Iraq invasion. He concludes that the exceptionalist dimension of American nationalism that underpins the Bush doctrine is outdated and dangerous to current foreign policy interests.
How Foreign Policy Shapes American National Identity, PAUL T. McCARTNEY
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