As a City on a Hill

  title={As a City on a Hill},
  author={Daniel T. Rodgers},
Memory politics in the future tense: Exceptionalism, race, and insurrection in America
The grounding myth of American collective memory is built on the idea of America as a promise, what it shall be. Crises place futures in doubt. Against these two considerations, this article examines
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Making America Exceptional Again: Donald Trump's Traditionalist Jeremiad, Civil Religion, and the Politics of Resentment
Abstract Donald Trump's campaign slogan to “Make America Great Again” captivated the imagination of millions of Americans by contextualizing disparate sources of social resentment as emblematic of a
Syntagmatic conformity: Blessings and curses in Winthrop’s Christian Charitie
  • C. Vergaro
  • Philosophy
    Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics
  • 2022
Despite all the attention Puritan sermons have received, no attention has been specifically devoted to the analysis of the two speech acts of blessing and cursing in these sermons from a
Backpacking with John Locke: American Wilderness as Liberal Resource
Wilderness defines Americans, but the concept itself lacks definition, prompting premature laments of its demise and cavalier advocacy for its reformulation. I argue in this article that, in focusing
Leaving the Shining City on a Hill: A Plea for Rediscovering Comparative Criminal Justice Policy in the United States
Over the past several decades, American penal exceptionalism—the tendency for U.S. penal policies and practices to proudly diverge from those of other Western countries—has severely limited the
Blasting Reproach and All-Pervading Light: Frederick Douglass’s Aspirational American Exceptionalism
Some scholars critique American exceptionalism as a proud, uncritical orientation. In this article, however, I argue that Frederick Douglass, an outspoken social critic, qualifies as an American