The so-called American exceptionalism
dictates that crimes are what others commit; and since we are the good guys because we tell ourselves repeatedly, anyone who is our ally is good and innocent by default.
Western hatred of the Jews thus begins with anxiety about Jewish claims to exceptionalism
. There can only be one bearer of the ideal: The city on the Hill is not Jerusalem, but Rome, later London, and even later still, Boston.
He challenged Jefferson's claim that the United States was "a chosen country" and "the world's best hope" to lead the world toward republicanism, a claim that made Jefferson, the creator of the idea of American exceptionalism
, and not, as Samuelson has it, "modern exceptionalism
," whatever that means.
Patriotism Black and White: The Color of American Exceptionalism
: A sense of our own exceptionalism
embodied in Ronald Reagan's image of 'the shining city upon a hill."
The 33-year-old mum of two tweeted: "This was after he started berating me for using the term "white supremacy", he said it doesn't exist, and that it's a lie.I told him McDonalds doesn't exist either,xhe didn't really know where to go from there so he went for Trump, Reagan and American Exceptionalism
We say erstwhile because this president has made it clear his vision of the US has little to do with what his own party has long called"American exceptionalism
," or as the Republican platform defines it:"the notion that our ideas and principles as a nation give us a unique place of moral leadership in the world." Those ideas and principles are derived from what our Founders called the"self-evident truths" that"all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Since this nation's founding, we've struggled to live up to these principles and ideas, including abroad, where diplomacy in pursuit of U.S.
'Case in point: the successful miracle economies in East Asia come under the rubric of East Asian exceptionalism
. But, as is widely recognized, the Philippines is the exception to the East Asian exceptionalism
Americans often see their country as exceptional, and most recently President Barack Obama described himself a strong proponent of American exceptionalism
One outcome after 2016 has to be the death knell of so-called American exceptionalism
, or hegemony, or respect.
There is a tradition in American political thought of "exceptionalism
" - the idea that the United States is a nation like no other and it should not be bound by the same constraints as other states.
a collective loss of faith in politics," writes Shadi Hamid in Islamic Exceptionalism
, which argues for a new understanding of how Islam and Islamism shape politics.