American exceptionalism

How ‘American Exceptionalism’ Is Exploited to Justify War and Exploitation

May 9, 2018

Writer and activist David Swanson discusses his new book Curing Exceptionalism with TRNN’s Ben Norton, exploring how American nationalism and the myth of US superiority is used to justify hyper-militarism and capitalist oppression.

Debunking the Myth of American Exceptionalism, with David Swanson

April 19, 2018

Anti-war writer and activist David Swanson discusses his new book Curing Exceptionalism, and picks apart the chauvinistic idea that the United States of America is the greatest country on the planet.

Reality Asserts Itself - Gareth Porter

March 17, 2014
Mr. Porter tells Paul Jay about his new book “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare”

MLK and Black Identity

January 20, 2014
Baltimore activist Dayvon Love discusses King’s concept of the importance a developing a black identity that people can use to organize independent institutions

Reality Asserts Itself - Dayvone Love

January 20, 2014
Baltimore activist Dayvon Love discusses King’s concept of the importance a developing a black identity that people can use to organize independent institutions

Anthony Monteiro on Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. and W.E.B. Du Bois

January 19, 2014
Young Baltimore activist Dayvon Love tells Paul Jay how MLK’s teaching that American blacks must be anti-imperialist, changed his life.

Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2014
Young Baltimore activist Dayvon Love tells Paul Jay how MLK’s teaching that American blacks must be anti-imperialist, changed his life.

Reality Asserts Itself - Peter Kuznick

October 18, 2013
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick says beneath the veneer of America’s commitment to democracy is this hard-nose policy which says: how are we going to keep 50 percent of the world’s wealth – and it’s not by idealism In part three of an interview with historian Peter Kuznick, Senior Editor…

Exclusive: Interview with Congressman Grayson on Syria

September 12, 2013

Rep. Alan Grayson talks to TRNN about how evidence against Assad is not certain and how American exceptionalism needs to be redefined