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American Exceptionalism and Its Discontents

T.C.7 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 6:19 AM
Flagged all posts by the sick, disturbed lunatic, artdemeer.
binc Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 7:50 AM
Notice that It didn't answer my question but simply threw in more leftist talking points that have absolutely nothing to do with the article. I find that very telling and hope that other readers come to the same conclusion that I have. I'll give It another shot. If America is not exceptional why do so very many, worldwide, want to come to our shores?

In May 2011, the Washington Post’s Richard Cohen, a columnist I admire, wrote an opinion piece titled “The Myth of American Exceptionalism.” In it, he opined that the “problem of the 21st century is the problem of culture,” in particular the “culture of smugness,” the emblem of which “is the term ‘American exceptionalism.’ It has been adopted by the right to mean that America, alone among the nations, is beloved of God.”

I wrote a rebuttal, contending that exceptionalism means nothing of the sort, and that no one on the right that I was aware of – and no one,...