Exceptional America

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Publish Date:
June 19, 2017
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92Y
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Stanford Law professor Mugambi Jouet examines why Americans are far more divided than other Westerners over issues like wealth inequality, health care, climate change, evolution, abortion, gay rights, gun control, mass incarceration and war.

Raised in Paris by a French mother and a Kenyan father, the multicultural Jouet discusses how the intense polarization of U.S. conservatives and liberals has become a key dimension of American exceptionalism — and how exceptionalism, once a source of strength, may now spell decline.

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