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Is America Still Exceptional? Was It Ever?

For the first century of American history, both Europeans and Americans saw the United States as exceptional: there was no nation like it anywhere else in the world. But do the characteristics that made America exceptional still apply? In the AEI book “American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History,” Charles Murray describes what set the United States apart from Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries and whether America can still be called exceptional today.