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US exceptionalism dangerous, stupid idea

US exceptionalism dangerous, stupid idea: Analyst

Fri May 30, 2014 12:28PM GMT

The US theory of exceptionalism endorsed by President Barack Obama is a dangerous and stupid idea in the modern world, an analyst writes for Press TV.

“US exceptionalism, in fact, is one of the most foolish and dangerous ideas that the modern world is embarrassed to hear,” Harry J. Bentham wrote in a column for the Press TV website.

The column came in reaction to the May 28 rhetoric by Obama that the American influence is always stronger.

“I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being,” Obama said in his speech at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, confirming the deep-rooted theory which holds that the United States is qualitatively different from other states. (...)

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