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In The New York Times —on September 11, of all days — Russian President Vladimir Putin had the nerve to take issue with the idea of American exceptionalism. Someone had to respond, which of course, we could not rely on President Obama to do. Former South Carolina Senator, and Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, rose to the occasion. Jim DeMint made the case that yes, all humans are created — however, not all nations are created equal.

For the first century of American history, both Europeans and Americans saw the United States as exceptional: there was no nation like it anywhere else in the world. But do the characteristics that made America exceptional still apply? In the AEI book “American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History,” Charles Murray describes what set the United States apart from Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries and whether America can still be called exceptional today.

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