The idea of “American Exceptionalism” is dead. Some never tire of lecturing us about how out-of-step America is with the rest of the world and how she needs to get with it. Worse, America, they say, is bad for the world. Her freedom and prosperity are merely historical accidents. Moreover, where America is exceptional—a deep suspicion of socialism and the environmental scare; a commitment to maintaining her national sovereignty; strongly Christian in a world either aggressively secular or Islamic; and alone patriotic among Western nations swept up in a globalist dream—is where America is at her worst and must change.
Of course, this narrative presupposes there are better places in the world to live. Are there? Were Alec Baldwin to leave the country permanently as he once promised, where would he go? How do we determine national greatness? Is America exceptional in any way that matters, or should the world now look elsewhere for hope?
This autumn I will go in search of answers to these very questions in one of our most ambitious projects ever: Around the World in 80 Days with Larry Alex Taunton.
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