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By Axel Körner,Adam I. P. Smith,N. Miller

Why has "America" - that's, the USA of the USA - turn into much more than just a spot within the mind's eye of such a lot of humans around the globe? In either Europe and Latin the United States, the U.S. has usually been a domain of a number of attainable futures, a monitor onto which may be projected utopian desires and dystopian nightmares. even if castigated as a probability to civilized order or championed as a promise of earthly paradise, the USA has constantly been handled as a cipher for modernity. It has functioned as an inescapable reference element for either ecu and Latin American societies, not just as a version of social and political association - one to reject as a lot one to emulate - but in addition because the top instance of a society rising from a dramatic variety of cultural and social backgrounds.

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