Andrew Bacevich on American “Exceptionalism”
The most basic assumptions that most Americans make about their national security system is that it will make us all safer, but is this really true? Our goals are to achieve stability, win over friends, and export democracy. However, we’ve been at this a long, long time and achieved none of these things. Is it time to rethink our view that America is an “exceptional” country that needs to save the world?