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American Exceptionalism

No, Donald Trump Is Not An American Messiah

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Stan Chu Ilo

Recently it was reported that some democrats are questioning President Trump’s mental health. The report referred to the interview given by Sen. Al ...

It's Time For World Leaders To Put Trump's America 'On Notice'

Chandran Nair | Posted 02.21.2017 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG ― The list of countries and international institutions the new U.S. president and his cabinet have affronted in just three weeks ― China...

From 'Arrival' To 'Zootopia,' A Look At American Politics In 2016's Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment

You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. We tend to love pl...

Election Aftermath: A Whole New Kind Of Sad

Candy Leonard | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Candy Leonard

The phrase "American Exceptionalism" always seemed a bit jingoistic and smug to me. I'm not sure I even knew what it meant. But now, watching it vanis...

'American Exceptionalism' Calls For Mix Of Idealism, Pragmatism

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 12.22.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

Most Americans are justly proud of our role in the world. We are a nation that has profoundly shaped the global order with our unrivaled political, economic, technological and military strength.

What Rising Nations Can Learn From the Folly That Led to Trump

Chandran Nair | Posted 12.09.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG ― The election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States has led many Americans and Westerners to do a lot of soul-search...


Peter Vaughn | Posted 11.30.2016 | Books
Peter Vaughn

THE MEN WHO LOST AMERICA Andrew O'Shaunnessy Reading and studying history as a life's avocation is not much different than watching one of those men ...

2 Ways to be a positive change-maker: Reconciling conversations and peace-making

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

Beyond the post-election protests and celebrations lies a vital question. How do we move beyond the demonizing of one another that is a path to our m...

End of American Exceptionalism?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 11.23.2016 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

New York - "I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such m...

Confronting American Exceptionalism In Mombasa

Mattea Kramer | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Mattea Kramer

I imagine what would be truly exceptional: an America that values all human life in the same way.

Exceptional? A Doubtful Proposition for America's Media to Probe

David Tereshchuk | Posted 11.11.2016 | Media
David Tereshchuk

A President-elect starts, as he said he would at some point, to act Presidential. In the early hours of Wednesday November 9th Donald J Trump claimed ...

Germany 1932 Vs. United States Of America 2016: The Delusion Of American Exceptionalism

Dr. Milton Mankoff | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Dr. Milton Mankoff

There are major problems in American society, just not the ones Trump is discussing.

The City upon the Hill in an Age of Donald Trump

Ulrich Rosenhagen | Posted 11.02.2016 | Religion
Ulrich Rosenhagen

Colonial New England has given America the tradition of election sermons. On the day of the annual elections for office, the representatives gathered ...

Clinton Touts 'American Exceptionalism' In Appeal To Anti-Trump GOP

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, speaking to a U.S. veterans group on Wednesday, made an open appeal to Republican and independent v...

American Exceptionalism Is More Than Just Rhetoric

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Carla Gardina Pestana

The 2016 GOP platform opens by endorsing “American Exceptionalism” the subject of its first three principles. The text’s first two lines read ...

Test Your Patriotism With The Red, White, And You Quiz

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 06.27.2016 | Comedy
Samuel C. Spitale

Sure, it feels patriotic to BBQ on our day off and light fireworks we hope won't start a brush fire, but it's little more than consumerism wrapped in the seasonal marketing of nationalism. But fear not! If you wanna put your patriotism to the test, we've got just the thing for you.

GOP Platform Website Highlights 'American Exceptionalism,' A Term Donald Trump Has Disavowed

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics

The Republican National Committee launched a new website Wednesday, asking the public to help shape its 2016 platform. The site invites users to comme...

The Shining City on the Hill

David Bergstein | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
David Bergstein

Ideological government structures, such as those Bernie Sanders is advocating, eventually lead to ruin because productivity goes down and the nation a...

Both Trump Supporters and Haters Share a Flawed Belief in "American Exceptionalism"

Mark Rice | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Mark Rice

I don't expect that Trump will win in November but I sure think he could. I certainly don't believe that some misty American exceptionalism will forever protect us like a magic charm from demagogues or tyrants. American exceptionalism is just as likely to lead to a Trump presidency as it is to prevent one.

Phasing Forward: 'Captain America: Civil War' Proves a Smashing Departure in Marvel's Big Novel for the Big Screen

William Bradley | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Captain America: Civil War is proving to be a massive popular hit around the world. And it's doing it by imaginatively knitting together elements from the dozen earlier films in the so-called Marvel Cinematic Universe in ways far more reminiscent of classic long-form television.

Republicans in Arizona Strike a Blow for Conservatism by Killing Children's Health Insurance Program

Marvin Meadors | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The Arizona legislature has struck another blow for conservatism! They have killed a program which provides health insurance to children in low income families, although it is paid for entirely by the federal government.

America in the 21st Century (Part II of a Series)

David Bergstein | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
David Bergstein

The central thesis of this series is that the 21st century will not be yet another "American Century." However, one listening to the palaver of many of the current presidential candidates could come to believe that America was somehow in decline. It isn't.

American Exceptionalism and the New American Dream

David Bergstein | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
David Bergstein

America is great, and different, but it is becoming less exceptional, and at some point in the 21st century, it will not be exceptional at all.

Don't Believe It Either

Richard Brand | Posted 03.16.2016 | Religion
Richard Brand

Harry Emerson Fosdick was an American pastor. He was a central figure in the Modernist-Fundamentalist controversy of the 1920-30's. He was a very pop...

Mearsheimer on Strangling China & the Inevitability of War

Peter Navarro | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

REPRINTED BY PERMISSION OF REAL CLEAR DEFENSE As part of the research for my Crouching Tiger book on the rise of China's military and its companio...