Restoring America's Will to Win

The idea of American exceptionalism is generally credited to Alexis de Tocqueville, the French historian who observed in 1835—after a nearly two-year tour of our still-young country—that the U.S. is "exceptional," qualitatively better in important ways than other countries. Austin Powers, the fictional British super spy, might call this America's "mojo." I call it "will to win."

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