PETERS – Is this what American exceptionalism looks like?

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YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF THE TERM ‘American exceptionalism’, but there’s no doubt you’ve experienced the concept before.

It’s the idea that the United States, due to its unique origin story and the set of ideals on which it is founded, is somehow in a pre-ordained position to be the world’s lone superpower.

American exceptionalism imbues the U.S. with moral authority to spread its own brand of capitalism and fetishized freedom to the rest of the world.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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2 Comments on PETERS – Is this what American exceptionalism looks like?

  1. It appears Minnesota does not have the death penalty.
    Protective custody for this fellow now and if he is found guilty, he will live in fear the rest of his life.
    Then comes facing God.

  2. Exactly. What is truly exceptional about the U.S.A. is its capacity for delusion and brutality. This is a nation ripping itself apart, while still proclaiming its greatness. One thinks of Lear; if not ,then of madness all about.

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