Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Richard Gamble”

The Clash of Exceptionalisms

There is another, much older kind of American exceptionalism–the kind that John Quincy Adams might have recognized–that extols the U.S. as an example of liberty to the world.

Posted July 9th, 2019

The Dangerous Need to Have a National Mission

Nothing could be less exceptional or specifically American than the conceit that we have a national mission to improve the world.

Posted April 18th, 2016

The Old and New Exceptionalisms Revisited

Rod Dreher recently pointed out a new Pew survey on Americans’ views …

Posted July 7th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America doesn’t need a global mission. Michael Brendan Dougherty explains why America …

Posted July 4th, 2014

Gamble on the “Vanity of American Exceptionalism”

Richard Gamble discusses the “vanity of American exceptionalism” in his review of …

Posted September 20th, 2013