American Exceptionalism

In her debate tonight, Governor Sarah Palin endorsed "American exceptionalism:--she invoked the Puritan ideal of a "city on a hill"--a New Jersualem.This is a topic on which we at dotccommonweal are prepared to debate--in fact, we have debated in the past. Any new thoughts about the use/advisability/ helpfulness of the image?

Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.

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