The Keenest Observers: American Exceptionalism Analyzed

May 29, 2017

"American Exceptionalism" is a phrase that floats through the body politic from time to time, usually in election years. 

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Yet despite many Americans thinking our country is the envy of the world, we fight a lot with each other. 

Mugambi Jouet brings up many examples in his book Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Robert Goodwin hosts the author in the return of our "The Keenest Observers" segment. 

Jouet has observed from many angles: he was raised in Paris by a French mother and Kenyan father, and has lived in several places in American, north and south.