"American "Exceptionalism" is like a religious cult most of which is based on lies. Our Constitution is said to come from God himself although our government is totally dysfunctional. Our foreign policy is based on what is most profitable for the military industrial complex. Our infrastructure is falling apart and our health care system ranks 37th. We have more people in prison than any country in the world - not per capita but numbers. Doesn't look like it's all that exceptional to me."