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'Le mur fiscal' et au-delà: le deuxième mandat du président Obama

Abstract : Tocqueville situates the point of departure of the American democracy in New England, with the arrival of the Pilgrims. Because the first settlers were “at once ardent sectarians and impassioned innovators”, they “marvelously managed to combine” two distinct elements: “the spirit of religion and the spirit of liberty”. This providential narrative, invented by New England historians and developed in a more elaborate form by major 19th century historians such as George Bancroft, remains valid for contemporary American conservatives who, from Reagan to the Bushes – father and son – continuously refer to the biblical Jerusalem, the “City upon a hill” so much celebrated by the Puritans, starting with their most famous representative, the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony, John Winthrop.
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Denis Lacorne. 'Le mur fiscal' et au-delà: le deuxième mandat du président Obama. Denis Lacorne. Les Dossiers du CERI, Centre de recherches internationales; Centre de recherches internationales, 2013. ⟨hal-03460935⟩

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