Talk and slides (in English and Chinese) presented at Beijing Sports University at the conference entitled “Thinking of Different Nations with a Philosophical view”.
Why is America making war on the world? Why does it believe that this is the right thing to do? The answer lies in the economic relationship between the Global North, of which the USA is only one part, and the rest of the world. This is the material origin of the cultural attitudes that are expressed in ‘American Exceptionalism’. This paper is a transcript of the presentation and is accompanied by bilingual slides which were kindly translated by the organisers.