This is American exceptionalism, which is rooted in the founding horror of the United States itself. America is a colonial ritual, initiated through slaughter of indigenous people, alchemically transformed by stripping displaced Europeans and enslaved Africans of their identities in a great alembic of nationalist horror. From that transformation was born a new kind of global capital, a new sort of cultural imperialism, and a new sort of Empire which follows an American everywhere they might go.

Globalisation and the American Religion