Taking exception to the concept of ‘American exceptionalism’

(También en Español) News of Note: Taking exception to the concept of 'American exceptionalism' "It's a curious thing how the notion of American exceptionalism has been twisted and turned into a bludgeon, not only to assert American superiority but also to employ as a test of allegiance. The Republican presidential candidates have wielded the concept with great enthusiasm, both as a way to stress their patriotic fervor and cast doubt on President Barack Obama's belief in the pre-eminence of -- even love for -- the country he leads.... His pride in America, Obama said, "does not lessen my interest in recognizing ...

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