David Swanson: An Actual Break with American Exceptionalism is not on the Agenda of Trump or his Advisors

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
August 1, 2018

RT on Aug 1, 2018

On this edition of CrossTalk we consider only one question: Is Donald Trump’s “America First” policy in contradiction to the Washington Consensus idea of American Exceptionalism? The answer to this question will likely define Trump’s presidency and change the world in the process.

CrossTalking with Michael Patrick Flanagan, David Swanson, and Inderjeet Parmar.


David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (2018) and War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. Support David’s work.

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Howard Zinn: The Myth of American Exceptionalism

Chris Hedges: Many Unintended Consequences of the US Backing Out of the Iran Nuclear Deal + Global Impact of US Withdrawal + Israel Hits Iran in Syria

David Swanson: How American Exceptionalism Is Exploited to Justify War + How Suzy Hansen Lost Her U.S. Exceptionalism

David Swanson: Debunking the Myth of American Exceptionalism + The Day DC Was Bombed

The Behavior of a Rogue Nation by David Swanson

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Matthew Hoh: Trump’s New Afghanistan Strategy: Windfall for the Military-Industrial Complex?

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