American Exceptionalism and American Innocence
A People's History of Fake News—From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror
Sirvent Roberto, Haiphong Danny
- 256 Pages
- April 2, 2019
- ISBN: 9781510742369
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
- Trim Size: 152.400mm x 228.600mm
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?
Fake News of U.S. Empire: 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.
Danny Haiphong is an activist and a regular contributor to The Black Agenda Report.