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The Two Sides of American Exceptionalism

| Sep. 04, 2018

Any post-Trump US president will confront a fundamental question. Can the US promote democratic values without military intervention and crusades, and at the same time take a non-hegemonic lead in establishing and maintaining the institutions needed for a world of interdependence?

In July, I joined 43 other scholars of international relations in paying for a newspaper advertisement arguing that the US should preserve the current international order. The institutions that make up this order have contributed to "unprecedented levels of prosperity and the longest period in modern history without war between major powers. US leadership helped to create this system, and US leadership has long been critical for its success."...

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For Academic Citation: Nye, Joseph S.“The Two Sides of American Exceptionalism.” Project Syndicate, September 4, 2018.