American Exceptionalism Vs The World


American exceptionalism is the theory that the history of the United States is inherently different from that of other nations, stemming from its emergence from the American Revolution, becoming what the political scientist Seymour Martin Lipset called “the first new nation” and developing a uniquely American ideology.- Wikipedia

Americans like to describe the United States as an “empire of liberty,” a “shining city on a hill,” the “last best hope of Earth,” the “leader of the free world,” and the “indispensable nation.”  The Self pompous quotations continue

American Exceptionalism receives a rebut from foreign leaders and scholars..

Sept. 11, 2013, Putin Op Ed @ The NY Times

“My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.” – Putin’s full quote.

Russia’s perspective on America’s Unhinged

Jeffrey Sachs:  Foreign Relations scholar gives his perspective on American Exceptionalism.

Deep-seated individualism, coupled with an inherent optimism, truly distinguishes Americans. The Problem of American Exceptionalism

After America’s insurrection, Is this the end of the road for American exceptionalism? Is It the final nail in the coffin of American exceptionalism?