America Exceptional? Not so much

Alec Dubro
3 min readAug 2, 2020

By Alec Dubro

The US is “the greatest, most exceptional and most virtuous nation in the history of the world.” Or so Donald Trump proclaimed at Mt. Rushmore this past July fourth.

Apparently, it’s not sufficient for the US to be merely exceptional — which means there are no others like us — we must be the most exceptional, which is in the category of ‘most unique.’ It’s not just…

Alec Dubro

Alec Dubro was a warehouse worker. He was also a Rolling Stone record reviewer, a journalist and president of the National Writers Union