America isn't special because it apologizes

Politicians know that Americans want to feel exceptional

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America is exceptional in many ways. Apologizing for our sins is not one of them.

In the past week or so, how many times have you heard someone say that what makes America unique among other nations is that even though we are capable of heinous mistakes, we alone have the moral insight to recognize them, to provide an accounting of them, and to change because of them?

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