Sam Adams Alliance - Engaging Democracy: Is America Exceptional?


In this week's Engaging Democracy podcast, we explore the idea of American Exceptionalism. You've heard arguments for and against this idea from opinion leaders, pundits, and the President. Is America exceptional? And if so, why should we be any more exceptional than say, Sweden or France?

Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute, and author of the new book, The Battle, joins us to make the case that not only is America exceptional, but there's a lot at stake if America doesn't protect the unique values that make us an example for the world. Then, Eric O'Keefe gives the historical perspective on why America is necessarily an exceptional nation.

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