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  •  It's not just U.S. government officials. (6+ / 0-)

    My impression is that a significant majority of U.S. citizens believes that U.S. citizens are special and the rest of the world is second-class or lower.

    One runs into hundreds of examples of that every single day.

    The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.-Bertrand Russell

    by Timaeus on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 07:55:09 AM PDT

    •  True (1+ / 0-)
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      Yes, we have been taught that we are a city on a hill, but this views comes directly from the elites. Nevertheless, as Pluto has argued before on this site, at this point it is out of our hands, and instead of pretending that the rest of the world doesn't matter we should start bracing for the blowback that will ensue and perhaps do something to mitigate it.

    •  Timaeus - you are right (1+ / 0-)
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      I think it is an overwhelming majority of US citizens who believe that that the United States and its citizens are special, including nearly all elected public officials.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 08:18:05 AM PDT

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