The End of American Exceptionalism

The very attributes conservatives say make America special — religiosity, patriotism, and mobility — are ones they've inadvertently undermined. Is it any wonder millennials are less impressed with their country?

Nobel Peace Prize laureate, US President Barack Obama (C) arrives for the Nobel Peace prize award ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo on December 10, 2009. The president faces a tricky task of reconciling the revered honor with his decision just last week to send 30,000 troops to escalate the war in Afghanistan, a move which tripled the US force there since he took office. 
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