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In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth

Richard Gamble’s book, In Search of the City on a Hill: the Making and Unmaking of an American Myth, helps make sense of exceptionalism’s evolution. Gamble traces the “city on a hill” metaphor, from Puritan leader John Winthrop, who took it from the gospels, to its reincarnation in the 20th century as an explicitly political idea at the heart of foreign policy debates.

Featuring
Walter A. McDougall