Meet American Exceptionalism

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    This is a term I cannot recall hearing before this week, and which is suddenly everywhere. Please explain to me the difference between "American exceptionalism" and "jingoism".

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    'American exceptionalism' is painting soldiers?

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    ^soviet exceptionalism^

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    Greek exceptionalism

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    "...he shoulda been a daddy, he shoulda been...." KH

    Very sad, because none of these men had the opportunities the men who put them there had. If American exceptionalism were real, it would say we have done enough, bring the men home, dismantle the war machine, and build a peace machine. The tragedy is that two draft dodgers caused so much death and sadness and are still praised by some.

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    This has not a thing to do with American Exceptionalism, but God bless this woman, anyway.
     
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    Madeline, the term has been a part of the American dialect since the days of Reagan, but not often used except by conservatives, and only mockingly by liberals who have never been able to understand it's meaning seeing it as "jingoism."

    Probably at the earliest it was originally expounded upon by De Toqueville. One of his original arguments for American exceptionalism still stands; " - America remains particularly attractive to immigrants because of its perceived economic and political opportunities. - "
     
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    This lady made me weep this morning.

    I wish every one of these heros could still be here.

    What a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE mistake this war for oil was.
     
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