Tuesday, June 1, 2010

American Exceptionalism

(Picture from here.)

Good article here on how our "liberals" and "conservatives" compare to Britain's.

If you wade through the videos surrounding the Texas school book disaster (see blog entry here) you'll eventually find a couple of videos touting American exceptionalism. One of the speakers actually said they didn't want negative things said about the USA since it would "impact the student's view of American exceptionalism."

I am reminded of an old cartoon that I saw years ago-- and which I could not, unfortunately, find. The image was of a collection of animals: monkey, giraffe, wolf, dog, fish. All thinking: "And God created giraffe in his own image." "And God created wolf in his own image."

You get the idea.

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