Is American exceptionalism dead?
24 Aug 2020
Is American exceptionalism dead?

A lot of businesses traffic in American exceptionalism, tapping into national pride as part of their creative comms and brand identity. But while such aspirational messaging used to resonate with Americans – and many people around the world – will COVID-19 make this narrative less appealing?

Dr. Milind Thakar

Dr. Milind Thakar is a professor of international relations at the University of Indianapolis. He specializes in comparative politics and was a speaker at the university’s ‘American Exceptionalism: A Comparative Approach’ event. His research interests span democratic consolidation, political parties in Southeast Asia, and national identity formation.

Ian Tyrrell

Ian Tyrrell is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. A specialist in American history, he is the author of ten books and editor of three. He is writing a book on American exceptionalism.

Ali Awad

Ali Awad is a writer and music producer based in Toronto. Having worked in studios across the UK and Canada, Ali is interested in both the sensory and cultural aspects of music.