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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1 Suppose Steve Jobs told his employees "I believe Apple makes superior products, just like Dell thinks it makes superior products and HP thinks it makes superior products."

Would Apple have been the success that it is

Posted by: david foster at April 29, 2009 09:10 AM (ke+yX)

2 ;">I find it a bit disingenuous that one so obviously enamored of himself has problems saying something is 'exceptional' without gagging.  Why would anyone bother dragging him/herself from bed in the morning if all they were shooting for was mediocre?  People have probably ended it all for less.  Pathetic.

Posted by: Guard Wife at April 29, 2009 09:22 AM (INo59)

3 GW, no one and nothing can be as exceptional as the One and Only.  Certainly not America, a country his wife couldn't be proud of as an adult until last year.  What a horrible place that was.  But by Barack, Omerica is getting better with each day of the eOn.

Posted by: Amritas at April 29, 2009 09:50 AM (+nV09)

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