11 iunie 2018

The American Exceptionalism Myth and the Selling of U.S. Domination

counterpunch.org

I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being. – Barack Obama, 2015. From birth, Americans are expected to believe in the notion of U.S. superiority over other peoples in other nations. The daily school ritual of pledging allegiance to the flag and playing the national anthem at sporting events—whether the Super Bowl or a neighborhood swim meet—is a given. Americans are taught that they are intellectually, socially, economically, and morally superior to any other people on [...]