Foreword by Donald Pease Preface 1. The Nothingness of Being and the Spectacle: The American Sublime Revisited 2. American Exceptionalism in the Post-9/11 Era: The Myth and the Reality 3. The Center Will Not Hold: The Widening Gyre of the New Americanist Studies 4. American Exceptionalism and the Calling: A Genealogy of the Vocational Ethic Appendix: The Debate World and the Making of the American Political Class: An Interview with William V. Spanos Notes Index
William Spanos is Distinguished Professor of English at Binghamton University, SUNY. Donald E. Pease is Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities at Dartmouth College.
"Spanos's Redeemer Nation in the Interregnum remains a brilliant speculation on the fate of American exceptionalism and a powerful call for insurrection and revolt." -Los Angeles Review of Books