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ROBERTO SIRVENT discusses his new book AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM AND AMERICAN INNOCENCE with AMBER-ROSE HOWARD

American Exceptionalism and American Innocence (Skyhorse)

Did the U.S. really “save the world” in World War II? Should black athletes stop protesting and show more gratitude for what America has done for them? Are wars fought to spread freedom and democracy? Or is this all fake news?

American Exceptionalism and American Innocence examines the stories we’re told that lead us to think that the U.S. is a force for good in the world, regardless of slavery, the genocide of indigenous people, and the more than a century’s worth of imperialist war that the U.S. has wrought on the planet.

Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong detail just what Captain America’s shield tells us about the pretensions of U.S. foreign policy, how Angelina Jolie and Bill Gates engage in humanitarian imperialism, and why the Broadway musical Hamilton is a monument to white supremacy.

Roberto Sirvent is Professor of Political and Social Ethics at Hope International University in Fullerton, CA, where he serves as Chair of the Social Science Department. He also teaches regularly at Claremont School of Theology and Yale University’s Summer Bioethics Institute. He has held appointments as a Visiting Scholar at Yale University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of Copenhagen. He is the founding editor of the Black Agenda Report Book Forum and is currently working on a book project called Abolitionist Ethics and Mutual Aid.

Amber-Rose Howard is a poet, public speaker and organizer from Pomona, California. She holds a BA in Communication Studies concentrated in Public Argumentation & Rhetoric from California State University, San Bernardino. Amber-Rose is a member of All of Us Or None and is a Statewide Coordinator for Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB).

Event date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News—From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror Cover Image
By Roberto Sirvent, Danny Haiphong, Ajamu Baraka (Foreword by), Glen Ford (Afterword by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781510742369
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Skyhorse - April 2nd, 2019