What We’re Reading: Questioning American Exceptionalism

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American Power After Afghanistan By Jessica T. Matthews “American exceptionalism” is a uniquely polarizing idea. Its proponents would have you believe the United States is a force for good in the world, a beacon on the hill that brings light to those unlucky enough to be born without America’s geographic blessings. That argument, of course, […]

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