America is the Utopia of the 21st century. It is the ideal democracy although within it there are forces determined to take advantage of it. What fascinates me is American Exceptionalism, this idea of being favored, special, different, than the rest of the world. On one hand, it is the most beautiful political drama. On the other, it is an ugly tragedy. Still, America holds firm.
The startling question I have is what is the reason for this exceptionalism. I would argue it has much to do with religion, capitalism, and individualism.
It could be argued that other parts of the world exhibit these characteristics like Europe, Japan, Brazil, etc. But I find individualism a fleeting ideology in the world — a struggle rather.
America, is the last stronghold, or perhaps the most powerful one. That is a double edged sword.
I have faith in America though. Let’s see what comes in the future.