It is dangerous for any country, including America, to see itself as exceptional, whatever its motivation.
Interesting statement from Putin. If I’m being honest, it offended me when I read it, but after thinking a bit about it, I find myself agreeing.
The American dream used to be that you could work hard and make a better life for yourself and your family. That has now morphed into, at it’s best, “you should be the best in the world,” and at it’s worst, boarders on “America should rule the world” (whether financially, politically, or what have you.)
Being exceptional shouldn’t be the goal. It should be the side effect of hard work and determination.