American Exceptionalism and U.S. Grand Strategy

Conservative Republicans should embrace and think seriously about it. One liberal Democrat already has.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J ake Sullivan, a former Obama-administration official who advised Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, has spent the last two years contemplating the future of the Democratic party. He’s authored two articles, one in Democracy and another in The Atlantic, articulating the principles he says should inform the domestic and foreign-policy agendas of the next Democratic president. Both are worth reading, but I was drawn to the Atlantic essay on foreign policy. It’s there that Sullivan argues that Democrats should embrace the concept of American exceptionalism.

It’s an idea criticized by elements of both Left and Right. These critics say that America


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