April 28, 2009

EXCEPTIONALISM

Mark Steyn:

In Europe, the president was asked if he believed in “American exceptionalism,” and replied: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.”

Gee, thanks. A simple “no” would have sufficed. The president of the United States is telling us that American exceptionalism is no more than national chauvinism, a bit of flag-waving, of no more import than the Slovenes supporting the Slovene soccer team and the Papuans the Papuan soccer team.

Sigh.

I could write about why this is so disappointing, but Steven den Beste already did it better than I could.  Read The Cracked Mirror and American Exceptionalism.

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