When I get a few minutes tonight I am going to explain why Dinesh D’Souza gets this point exactly backwards. It’s from a great interview, though. Thanks deserved both by him and Stanley Fish.
D.D.: My definition of American exceptionalism is one of identifying the ways in which America is unique in the world. First of all, America is unique in being a country founded, in a sense, by a group of people sitting around a table. Other countries have been founded by “accidents of force.” America is a creation of thought.