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