American Exceptionalism: Gallup Worldwide Survey Names U.S. Most Desirable Nation
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, June 23 2011
Apparently, citizens of other nations maintain a greater belief in American exceptionalism than the President of the United States himself.
That’s the inescapable inference from a new Gallup worldwide survey.
Recall that on April 4, 2009, freshly inaugurated and supremely overconfident President Barack Obama subsumed the concept of American exceptionalism beneath his prevailing ethos of international relativism. Pontificating to a reporter in Strasbourg, France, Obama sarcastically preened, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.”
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