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“American Exceptionalism” has become a commonly heard expression in recent political discussions. It has many connotations, some of which may be perceived as chauvinistic by the politically correct. What does it really mean? Perhaps the best way to understand it is to hear the words of those Americans who MADE us such an exceptional nation through their exceptional courage“American Exceptionalism” has become a commonly heard expression in recent political discussions. It has many connotations, some of which may be perceived as chauvinistic by the politically correct. What does it really mean? Perhaps the best way to understand it is to hear the words of those Americans who MADE us such an exceptional nation through their exceptional courage to do what was difficult and right, rather than easy and expedient, during our most trying times. This book isn’t a rehash of those famous phrases like “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” Rather, it is intended to reveal the thoughts of our leaders during their most discouraging moments. They’re the words of George Washington, frustrated by the petty quarrels of his fellow Americans, asking whether the American Revolution “must ultimately be considered as a blessing or a curse.” It’s Abraham Lincoln writing during the darkest time of the Civil War that it is “exceedingly probable that this administration will not be-reelected” and pledging to cooperate with his presumed successor. Those American heroes who made us such an exceptional nation expressed their doubts about our future candidly. But they maintained their faith in our exceptional destiny during our bleakest hours, and theirs. Here, in their words, is the DIARY OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM:...

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ISBN : 30633805
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Number of Pages : 152 Pages
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