In Our Time

Exceptional America

Tocqueville was the first author to apply the adjective exceptional to America, but the compliment—if he meant it as a compliment—was a backhanded one, referring narrowly to circumstances that “concurred to fix the mind of the American upon purely practical pursuits.”
Chilton Williamson Jr.

Chilton Williamson Jr.

Chilton Williamson, Jr. is the editor of Chronicles.

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