American Exceptionalism: Quantitative and Qualitative

  • Lall Ramrattan
  • Michael Szenberg


This chapter covers the organization of background materials of American Exceptionalism. It addresses the concepts of American Exceptionalism from the mathematical and statistical perspectives. Alexis de Tocqueville’s ideas are modeled and different works on the subject matter are organized and displayed through a categorical map. The chapter ends with a statistical examination using spectral analysis on how the branches of government are performing, based on recent Gallup poll survey data. The findings from the indices demonstrate exceptional performances. Part I of this chapter presents a qualitative model to organize categorical thoughts on politics, democracy, equality, morals, and psychology and institutions. Part II presents empirical analyses based on performance data of some institutions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lall Ramrattan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael Szenberg
    • 3
  1. 1.UC Berkeley ExtensionBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Holy Names UniversityOaklandUSA
  3. 3.Touro CollegeBrooklynUSA

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