Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Crisis in Exceptionalism

 Written on Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Nick Adams
Attitude, as the old saying offers, determines altitude. Self-belief; the most powerful asset in the pursuit of objectives.
Those seeking the expedition of an American renaissance (an inevitability, as far as I am concerned) often overlook the psychology of American exceptionalism.
For American exceptionalism is more than an opinion or moral judgment. It is even more than a falsifiable, testable hypothesis. More than a fact, with its proof lining the pages of history.   It is a way of life; a mindset with bottomless impact on morale, achievement and culture.   A nation can demonstrate exceptionalism in five areas: economically, militarily, culturally, scientifically and spiritually……Exceptionalism also has at its back a strongly individualist wind. It is gravely harmed by the trend toward nanny-state stagnation and the inexorable erosion of the very freedoms that have put the US into the position of global leadership. It is a fair assessment that America for some time now is suffering the slow erosion of self-reliance, self-confidence, self-determination and self-control in its people…..America is imperfect, but it is the model to which every other nation should and must aspire….To Read More…….

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