Monday, November 26, 2018


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America Was Always an Exceptional Nation, but Is It Still?
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.

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"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to
Lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever
they might be."
           - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission)

America Was Always an Exceptional Nation, but Is It Still?

Its robust civil society and lack of hierarchy are cherished by Americans and curious to foreigners.

Nov. 23, 2018 6:07 p.m. ET
Americans like to believe we are an exceptional people. We speak of ourselves as a city upon a hill, a nation lifting our light beside the golden door, a people who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life. Exceptionalism was a topic of debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in 2012, and for others it continues to serve as a litmus test of patriotism. But what is American exceptionalism? And why should it matter?

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