American Exceptionalism: Nationalistic Arrogance or Historical Fact?

American Exceptionalism.  The very term evokes highly charged emotions backed by two very distinct schools of thought diametrically opposed to one another: Traditionalists declare that America marches to a different drummer, its uniqueness seen through its history, size, geography, political institutions and culture.  Progressives and many college professors reject this view, vigorously decrying America as an imperialist, bully nation with class-based and race-based inequalities.  Which Read more […]