It's one of those ironies of history that the phrase "American Exceptionalism" was coined by Joe Stalin. Similarly the concept's cleverest disciples are the neoconservatives whose intellectual roots can be traced back to the Trotskyite Max Schachtman. For permanent revolution read the endless chaos of America's wars, oh and throw in a little Gramsci - the capturing of newspapers like the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Guardian for the war party. With the neocon approved Hillary Clinton - her granny was from Merthyr* - a shoo-in for the Presidency, a $2.5 billion war chest should see to that, the world can look forward to interesting times.
Meanwhile let's enjoy some real American Exceptionalism:
* The family had actually arrived in the US a few months before mam-gu's birth.