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'Newsweek' Editor Declares Era of 'American Exceptionalism is Over'
News Busters. ^ | May 5, 2008 | Geoffrey Dickens

Posted on 05/05/2008 11:50:22 AM PDT by george76

NBC's "Today" show invited on "Newsweek International" editor Fareed Zakaria to promote his book "The Post-American World," on Monday's show and during his segment the author depicted the United States as a nation in decline as he declared the "era" of "'American exceptionalism' is over."

As examples of America's declining standing in the world the "Newsweek" editor cited such facts as China now having the "Largest ferris wheel in the world," Minneapolis' "Mall of America" no longer being the largest in the world and Macau having surpassed Las Vegas in the size of their casinos.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fareed; fareedzakaria; media; msm; newsweek; oldmedia; zakaria
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1 posted on 05/05/2008 11:50:22 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

The era of Newsweek is over.


2 posted on 05/05/2008 11:51:10 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: george76

They have contributed and are elated.


3 posted on 05/05/2008 11:51:16 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: boomop1

Hey, Fareed, were bigger where it counts!


4 posted on 05/05/2008 11:52:32 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: george76

I must’ve missed where Newsweek admitted that American Exceptionalism ever existed.

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5 posted on 05/05/2008 11:52:43 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor
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To: george76

Casinos and ferris wheels.

These are the true barometers of social, cultural, and economic success, aren’t they?


6 posted on 05/05/2008 11:52:45 AM PDT by dr.zaeus
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To: george76

Newsweek NEVER believed in such a thing to start with.


7 posted on 05/05/2008 11:52:47 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: george76

Newsweek (and their two-bit hacks) wouldn’t know what exceptionalism is.


8 posted on 05/05/2008 11:52:54 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: george76

If in fact he’s right and we are a nation in decline, it’s because so many leftists have been deliberately trying to engineer that decline for decades now.


9 posted on 05/05/2008 11:52:54 AM PDT by jpl ("Don't tell me words don't matter." - Barack Obama, via Deval Patrick)
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To: george76
'Newsweek' Editor Declares Era of 'American Exceptionalism is Over'

'Newsleak' Editor Winner of the George Soros Leftist Award.

10 posted on 05/05/2008 11:53:24 AM PDT by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: utahagen


11 posted on 05/05/2008 11:53:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: george76

We should all hang our heads in shame that America is no longer home to the World’s Largest Ferris Wheel. Pack it up folks, the party is over...


12 posted on 05/05/2008 11:53:41 AM PDT by gridlock (Proud McCain Supporter since February 8, 2008.)
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To: george76

Kick out the Dhimmocrats and the muslims and exceptionalism will return.


13 posted on 05/05/2008 11:53:43 AM PDT by kromike
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To: dr.zaeus

I thought the same thing. What a ridiculous metric


14 posted on 05/05/2008 11:55:54 AM PDT by MoreGovLess (If Hillary wins in November, blame Rush!)
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To: george76

Do we still have the world’s largest ball of twine?

If not, I’ll know we’ve jumped the shark and make arrangements to move to the Central African Republic, where they are REALLY leapfrogging our technologies.


15 posted on 05/05/2008 11:56:04 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: boomop1
"They have contributed and are elated."

Yep, mission accomplished according to Zareed and Newsweak.

16 posted on 05/05/2008 11:56:32 AM PDT by penowa
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To: george76

It’s all based on who has the biggest ferris wheel. I think everyone knows that. We lost. Our wheel is too small, and our time in the sun is now over.


17 posted on 05/05/2008 11:57:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: george76

Just like a Newsweak editor to think that American “exceptionalism” is based upon having the largest ferris wheel or the largest mall..... people like Zakaria do not even begin to grasp what is special and, yes, still “exceptional” about America. Hint..... China’s 1.3 billion people and their depraved commie-fascist one-party rule has not even begun to grasp how far they have to go in all that really counts, no matter how many $10 fans they churn out for WalMart.


18 posted on 05/05/2008 11:57:07 AM PDT by Enchante (Obama: My 1930s Foreign Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Social Policy!)
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To: kromike

we still have shaq


19 posted on 05/05/2008 11:57:56 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: george76
And in other news Nietzcshe says Newsweek is dead. I quit reading Newsweak long ago. Why would any intelligent person read it?
20 posted on 05/05/2008 11:58:02 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (If you share Wright's pews, you share his views.)
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To: george76

I trust that Fareed has renounced his U.S. citizenship?


21 posted on 05/05/2008 11:58:34 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: dr.zaeus
>Casinos and ferris wheels. These are the true barometers of social, cultural, and economic success, aren’t they?

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything



22 posted on 05/05/2008 11:58:34 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: gridlock

We still have the tallest steel roller coaster - So there Newsweek!


23 posted on 05/05/2008 11:59:17 AM PDT by ushr435
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To: gridlock

“The basis most commonly cited for American exceptionalism is the idea that the United States and its people hold a special place in the world, by offering opportunity and hope for humanity, derived from a unique balance of public and private interests governed by constitutional ideals that are focused on personal and economic freedom”

Fareed mistakes malls and ferris wheels for what makes us special in the world. Newsweek..pfft


24 posted on 05/05/2008 12:00:14 PM PDT by y6162
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To: george76
I have a one-word response to Newsweek:

Nonsense.

25 posted on 05/05/2008 12:00:21 PM PDT by mojito
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To: george76
Liberals read Newsweek and think they're intellectual.

In truth, Newsweek is a pipsqueak in the news world....and it's because of "editors" like this quack.

26 posted on 05/05/2008 12:00:42 PM PDT by what's up
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To: george76

Utter nonsense.


27 posted on 05/05/2008 12:00:50 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: elhombrelibre

Yeah, you might as well curl up with a copy of PARADE to get your international affairs data.


28 posted on 05/05/2008 12:00:56 PM PDT by dr.zaeus
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To: george76

Only with regard to news magazines.


29 posted on 05/05/2008 12:02:21 PM PDT by joebuck (Finitum non capax infinitum!)
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To: Dr. Ursus

And we don’t use excess apostrophes!


30 posted on 05/05/2008 12:02:34 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: george76
And yet, out of all of the countries mentioned, where does Fareed choose to call home?
(It's a rhetorical question - you already know the answer)
31 posted on 05/05/2008 12:02:41 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (101st Airborne Army Dad)
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To: george76
We have to adjust. First of all, it's a much more competitive world. We have to be benchmarking. We have to be asking ourselves, what's going on? Give you simple example. Meredith there are three countries in the world that have not adopted the metric system: Myanmar, Liberia, and the United States.

I am going to say it as forthrightly as I can. In this the US is right and the rest of the World is wrong. The Metric system is just downright stupid for 95% of human activity. For the remaining 5%, the specialty trades can and will use metric measurements, even in the US.

If you let people decide what to use, they will use the US measurements for everyday use. The only way Metric can gain prominence is to be imposed from above.

32 posted on 05/05/2008 12:03:38 PM PDT by gridlock (Proud McCain Supporter since February 8, 2008.)
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To: george76

On television, Zakaria hosted the weekly Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria news show for PBS. From 2002 until 2007, he was a regular member of the roundtable of ABC News's This Week with George Stephanopoulos and an analyst for ABC News.

33 posted on 05/05/2008 12:03:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: dr.zaeus

I’m not sure that’s fair to PARADE.


34 posted on 05/05/2008 12:04:28 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (If you share Wright's pews, you share his views.)
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To: what's up

My M-I-L INSISTS that the “journalists” at Newsweek are completely objective and therefore a completely reliable source of information.

I couldn’t continue the conversation because I was laughing too hard.


35 posted on 05/05/2008 12:04:43 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: ushr435

When asked if this means the United Sates can now stop funding the United Nations and third world despots, Fareed started stuttering.


36 posted on 05/05/2008 12:04:53 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: ClearCase_guy
>It’s all based on who has the biggest ferris wheel. I think everyone knows that. We lost. Our wheel is too small, and our time in the sun is now over

But there is one thing
I find troubling today:
Many young people

are very depressed,
nihilistic (and quite dull!)
without the passion

(even mis-guided)
of hippie nihilism.
What kind of future

will our country have
when it will be created
by kids who just shrug

about everything?!
And it's not an Atlas shrug,
just an emo shrug . . .

37 posted on 05/05/2008 12:05:02 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: george76

Indeed, an employee of the dinosaur media is promoing a book commenting on the lack of American exceptionalism. Somebody needs to buy the guy a clue. However, the book does speak volumes concerning the reduced capacities among the Newsweek hangers-on.


38 posted on 05/05/2008 12:07:00 PM PDT by rod1 (uestion)
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To: utahagen

This is Andrew Hacker. He is a political scientist. I believe he is the author of the book called "The End of the American Era". Published in 1971.

Yeah, people keep saying it...and we keep proving them wrong.

Now, with the current crop of lameass choices for President we might take a DIP--but eventually we'll pull ourselves out. Another great leader will come to the fore...but Hitlery, Hussein and McLame aren't going to fill the bill.

39 posted on 05/05/2008 12:07:06 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: frankenMonkey

Because he can’t live in all of those places.
So what that one country has a bigger ferris wheel or that another bigger casinos and another has a bigger mall...we have ALL of those.
Seriously, Fareed Zakaria is a d*%chebag.


40 posted on 05/05/2008 12:07:23 PM PDT by threeleftsmakearight
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To: george76

Has America lost a step? Without a doubt, and much of that decline can be directly attributed to leftist policies. Having said that, Newsweak, along with leftists simply cannot grasp that this great experiment called the United States is foremost about liberty and freedom. The United States is truly “the shining city on the hill”.

Leftists and their allies around the globe do indeed hate us, but we are the first ones they call in their time of need. As Ann Coulter has said, “The natural state of the world is Darfur. The freakish aberration is America...”


41 posted on 05/05/2008 12:07:30 PM PDT by Obadiah (I dream of the day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned!)
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To: kcvl

Looks like a DINOSAUR to me.


42 posted on 05/05/2008 12:08:08 PM PDT by rod1 (uestion)
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To: MrB

I’m sure it’s a generation thing for her—probaly has been reading it since its inception, along with newspapers.


43 posted on 05/05/2008 12:08:24 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: rod1

Let’s take up a collection to keep Newsweek alive...


44 posted on 05/05/2008 12:11:22 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: george76

IF and IF that is true we have the lefties and spineless “conservatives” to thank for it.


45 posted on 05/05/2008 12:12:37 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: gridlock
LOL...

You are right, plus the Metric system just sounds lame. I mean watching football and hearing “it's 3rd down and 3 meters to go” or “hey kids it's just 6 more kilometers to Grandma's house” or “Hell man I shot that dear from 75 meters away” would make me want to pull a yuppie from a Volvo and punch them...

No telling how I would feel if someone asked me to pick up a “liter” of Jack Daniels on the way over to a party, that's just not right...

46 posted on 05/05/2008 12:14:02 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: Obadiah
As Ann Coulter has said, “The natural state of the world is Darfur. The freakish aberration is America...”

That's good!

47 posted on 05/05/2008 12:15:47 PM PDT by gridlock (“The natural state of the world is Darfur. The freakish aberration is America - - Ann Coulter)
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To: RinaseaofDs

What about the largest frying pan???? “Michael.” :)


48 posted on 05/05/2008 12:17:21 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Thx for the post! I have some faith in McCain, but, otherwise, I agree.
49 posted on 05/05/2008 12:19:47 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Recovering_Democrat

When I was in graduate school in 1980, the rage was “the zero-sum society” a concept championed by Lester Thurow. His thesis was that America’s decline wa inevtable as the rest of the underdeveloped world improved, as there were only so many esources to go around. It may have seemed that way when Jimmy Carter was president, LoL.


50 posted on 05/05/2008 12:19:48 PM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (Another non-bitter Pennsylvanian)
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