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Whose City? Which Hill?

posted on November 16, 2012

At The American Conservative, Thomas E. Woods Jr. reviews Richard Gamble’s new book In Search of the City on a Hill, which challenges the assumption about why and how Americans have used the notion of a “city on a hill” as representative of our national identity. In doing so, Woods believes that Gamble’s work opens the debate “between exceptionalists of all sorts on one side and skeptics on the other, that is, between those who believe that the United States is somehow exempt from human finitude, the lust for dominion, and the limits of resources and power, and those who do not.”

Read at The American Conservative