For many abroad, that vision of the "shining city on the hill" has already died a thousand deaths. For some, it was always an illusion to obscure the Washington-engineered coups and client military regimes that defined their national politics for decades.
Analysis | The end of the road for American exceptionalism
There's a brand of Washington myopia that overstates America’s moral influence in the world and underestimates the depth of dysfunction already inherent in the American system.