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US exceptionalism suggests that the US is a unique nation state, and can excuse itself from the general principles of cause and effect, international law etc. that apply to other nation states.

“So I would hope that people would take time to remember [about 9-11], but that they would also reflect on what an amazing country this is, and the responsibility that each and every one of us has to -- to make it even more so through our devotion to our ideals, to our devotion to our fellow Americans, and to our role in the world, which is unlike any other country in the history of the world.”
Condoleezza Rice (2002)  [1]


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Pentagon’s “2015 Strategy” For Ruling the Worldarticle3 July 2015Mike WhitneyA critique of the 2015 US National military strategy document
Document:The Real American Exceptionalismessay24 February 2015Alfred McCoyAn overview of the rights which the US has claimed for itself as the lone superpower: international laws are strictly optional, to be followed only when convenient. "There is a clear correlation between state secrecy and the rule of law — as one grows, the other surely shrinks."
File:2015 US National Military Strategy.pdfmilitary strategy documentJuly 2015Joint Chiefs of StaffOffical 2015 strategy of the US military concerning its equipment, deployments and doctrines.


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