Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Yea, I think I disagree

Source: "Paradoxically, America can only help the world if it remembers how profoundly different we are from the rest of the world. By assuming that other nations can copy us, we are forgetting that we are, in every sense of the word, inimitable -- the product of an exceptional set of circumstances that occurred in one spot of the globe at one particular moment in the history of mankind. That is why any foreign policy that refuses to recognize our own uniqueness is inevitably doomed to failure."

Everyone knows America is better than everyone else, but it is still impolite to point it out.

I am not so sure that this comment is exactly right either. I think this theory makes for an easy out in a lot of cases, which easy outs are also un-American.


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