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American Exceptionalism Challenged
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013

American Exceptionalism Challenged
Russian President Vladimir Putin provoked widespread scorn among America's chattering class for employing The New York Times' editorial pages as a megaphone to scold the United States for hubris, i.e., a belief in its saintliness and destiny to lead the planet, a.k.a. American Exceptionalism.

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House Extends Monsanto Protection Act
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Rebel-on-Rebel Violence Seizes Syria
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Zimbabwe opposition says sanctions lift will expose Mugabe
Zimbabwe's main opposition on Thursday hailed moves by the European Union to lift sanctions against government and its allies, saying this would expose President Robert Mugabe's failures.

Venezuela says U.S. bans Maduro from flying over Puerto Rico

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