April 6, 2012

Otequay of the Ayday

American exceptionalism is a highly charged term, and sometimes means different things to different people, and is a particularly potent concept in conservative politics.

Generally, the term is said to be the notion that America has a unique historic mission, values and ideals, that are either endowed by God or enshrined in the Constitution that make it exceptional in the world. -- Agence France-Presse on "American exceptionalism."

Quote of the Day Posted by JohnGalt at April 6, 2012 11:51 AM

Mon Dieu!

Posted by: jk at April 6, 2012 12:56 PM

Behold the second coming of Alexis de Tocqueville.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at April 6, 2012 2:53 PM
"It's worth noting that I first arrived on the national stage with a speech at the Democratic Convention that was entirely about American exceptionalism and that my entire career has been a testimony to American exceptionalism." -- President Humble
Posted by: jk at April 6, 2012 4:20 PM | What do you think? [3]