5-18-18 Nicole Sandler Show -American Exceptionalism My Ass with David Swanson

Nicole Sandler welcomes activist/author/journalist David Swanson back to the show to discuss his new book, "Curing Exceptionalism: What's wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it?"

A Jingoistic Fourth of July

  This week, we saw a bunch of racist assholes protesters blocking the roadway leading to an immigration processing office, holding up three buses with mostly women and children with hateful, misspelled signs while alternating between shouts of "USA, USA" with "Go Home" and "Get Out." Those Amerikkans blocked three buses with mostly children, all in the name of patriotism? Oh yeah, American exceptionalism at its best, huh? Sorry, but after witnessing scenes like this play out and after the embarrassment of riches from our Supreme Court this week, I'm ashamed to be an American. This is not the country envisioned [...]

American Exceptionalism, Or Not

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120703_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_American_Exceptionalism_Or_Not.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window Aaron Sorkin's new show, The Newsroom, got off to a big start - challenging the myth that America is the greatest nation on the planet.  On this, the eve of Independence Day, we'll ponder, discuss and perhaps even argue that premise, beginning here:   On the show and in the reviews, Jeff Daniels' character's amazing speech is attributed to a "meltdown".  I say it's a rare show of honesty from a profession that, more and more, ignores the truth in favor of rhetoric. Today, on the Randi Rhodes Show, [...]

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