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Obama American Exceptionalism

8 Exceptional(ly Dumb) American Achievements of the 21st Century

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Barack Obama is only the latest in a jostling crowd of candidates, politicians, and minor figures of every sort, not to speak of a raging horde of neocons and pundits galore, who have felt compelled in recent years to tell us and the world just how exceptional the United States really is.

Inclusive Exceptionalism

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 07.25.2012 | College
Norma Cook Everist

President Obama may not share Mike Coffman's belief in American Exceptionalism, but that doesn't mean in his heart he's not an American.

Obama Cuts His Rivals 'Some Slack'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama countered a charge from Mitt Romney that he's been weak in projecting American power abroad. But Obama skipped...

'American Exceptionalism' and the Battle for the Presidency

Jerome Karabel | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

President Obama's recent speech in Kansas, in which he proclaimed the United States "the greatest nation on Earth" and the "country [where] even if you're born with nothing, hard work can get you into the middle class," suggests that he grasps the magnitude of what is at stake in 2012 and beyond. His task now is to articulate his own distinctive vision of American exceptionalism, one that gives the public a clear roadmap of where he plans to take the country and how he plans to draw on America's distinctive strengths and traditions at a time of widespread fear of national decline. On his success may depend whether the Obama presidency, which began with such soaring hopes, will be cut short after just four years.