America the exceptional?

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September 13, 2011
Reason
by Shikha Dalmia  
Posted in Commentary

"America’s critics see American exceptionalism as a dangerous form of nationalism that legitimizes bellicosity abroad and swagger at home by suggesting that America has a God-given mission -- a manifest destiny -- to remake the world in its own image. But this is a perversion -- which, unfortunately, President George W. Bush’s post-9/11 foreign policy agenda of spreading democracy by the sword did nothing to dispel." (09/13/11)

http://reason.com/archives/2011/09/13/america-the-exceptional  

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