What Makes America Special (Or Used To)

American exceptionalism is under fire--for good reason.

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MSNBC invited me to be a panelist recently on the Melissa Harris-Perry show, where we discussed American exceptionalism—the idea that the United States is a unique nation with a special role to play in the world. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has campaigned on this theme, while accusing his opponent, President Obama, of undermining American exceptionalism.

 Here's a video of the program:

 

Rick Newman is the author of Rebounders: How Winners Pivot From Setback To SuccessFollow him onTwitter.