from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The condition of being exceptional or unique.
- noun The theory or belief that something, especially a nation, does not conform to a pattern or norm.
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- noun the state of being
special, exceptionalor unique
- noun the
beliefthat a particular nationdoes not conformto an established norm
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Besides, American exceptionalism is demonstrable — Cuban journalists, Chinese political dissidents, Eastern Europeans once again living in the shadow of a belligerent Russia and, yes, even some Brits and Greeks look toward the U.S. and nowhere else to defend freedom.
Demonstrating the peculiar conservative belief that a central component of American exceptionalism is the constant assertion of “American exceptionalism” by American politicians, Jamie Kirchick accuses President Obama of giving the wrong answer when asked about this at the NATO conference earlier this month:
The key phrase is “if everyone can succeed”, which implies that we are all on a level playing field – a core assumption of modern conservatism, steeped as it is in American exceptionalism, providence and all that Neo-Christian bullshit.
I understand that this more nuanced and rigorous understanding of American exceptionalism is a bit complex for many conservatives.
The term American exceptionalism is an EXCUSE for bad behavior in our foriegn policy.
The “guns and butter” exceptionalism is ass-covering.
And also we should question the boundary between IP and other forms of civil/commercial litigation transnationally: IP exceptionalism is common, especially with TM law, and Dinwoodie disagrees with this.
In order to find that somebody, you must first believe in American exceptionalism, and secondly, you must believe that there exists an educated person who shares that view.
A significant part of that exceptionalism is our culture.
Further compliments to Dr. D for his enduring belief in American exceptionalism due to the influence of Christianity and the Bible in America.