American Exceptionalism

America Has Made the World a Better Place

Even Trump can't take that away from it


America's "brand image" has taken a beating in the Age of Trump. In many world rankings, America's reputation on a whole host of metrics has slipped

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several notches.

This is unfortunate but it'll pass, I note in my column at The Week. That's because when it comes to the sciences, arts, technology, and business—things other than politics and politicians that actually matter to humanity—America dominates the world.

"And it does so not by imposing its will on others, but by excelling so much that it forces other countries to compete on a higher plane. Quite simply, America has made the world a better place to live."

And even Donald Trump can't take that away from it.

Go here to read the piece.