Time to Rethink American Exceptionalism? "This kind of exceptionalism - the kind that makes people believe that because they're German, American, or Chinese that they're better than everyone else - leads to bad behavior and even fascism, as we saw in the years leading up to the Second World War."
Dec 21, 2015 BRYAN DENTON FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES Hassan Aboud, left, with an associate, Abu Ayman, in 2013 when Mr. Aboud was leading rebel sieges against Syrian Army positions. Mr. Aboud later defected to the Islamic State, taking many fighters and weapons with him.
Protests after Donald Trump’s victory A protester carries an upside down American flag as she walks along Sixth Avenue while demonstrating against President-elect Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP)