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  •  A typical conceit (1+ / 0-)
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    American Exceptionalism is just one more variation on the notion that one group is intrinsically superior to all other groups, from the Hebrews thinking themselves to be the Chosen People of Yaweh to the Nazis regarding themselves as the Master Race.

    But we no longer believe in God, and we no longer believe in racial differences, so we are stuck with American Exceptionalism, a kind of non-racial, secular substitute, a Self-Chosen, Master Culture, I suppose.

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