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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Michael Lind
Those who believe in American exceptionalism don't reject foreigners. They recognize what's unique about our history: a distinctive confluence of culture, government and economy, and an ethos of personal responsibility that tamed the economy's wild horses and tempered the potentially anarchic tendencies of free people. These, not government action, gave rise to the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth.
American "exceptionalists," he argued, are know-nothing boastful boobs "not allowed to peep beyond [their] borders, to learn from the successes and mistakes of people in other countries."