Joseph F. Kett is James Madison Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His books include The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: From Self-Improvement to Adult Education in America, 1750–1990 and (as coauthor) of The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy.
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Winning and Whining, or How to Get Your Just Deserts in America
THE PHRASE "AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM" has a long, convoluted, and too often tortured track record. The Founding Fathers surely believed in it. ...