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It’s become fashionable among the liberal elite to downplay, deride, and even deny America’s greatness. The political correctness police insist that America is hated around the world for being too big, too powerful, too rich, too successful, too loud, too intrusive. And besides, it’s not nice to brag.
America’s greatness, America’s exceptional greatness, is not based on the fact that we are the most powerful, most prosperous—and most generous—nation on earth. Rather, those things are the result of American Exceptionalism.
To understand American Exceptionalism, as Newt Gingrich passionately argues in A Nation Like No Other, one must understand our unique birth as a nation. American Exceptionalism is found in the simple yet utterly remarkable principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence: “...that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Sadly, many politicians and leaders today have forgotten our sacred commitment to these ideals. Our government has strayed alarmingly far from the scope of limited powers framed by our Founders. Meanwhile, the liberal media seek out, and sometimes create, stories intended to portray America as a bully and a thief. Even our own president seems clueless, assuring us that yes, yes, he believes in American exceptionalism, just like the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism and the British in British exceptionalism.
But American Exceptionalism is not about cheerleading for the home team. It’s about recognizing and honoring the history-making, world-changing ideals our Founding Fathers enshrined to make this a nation of the people, by the people, for the people. And, as Lincoln warned, we must rededicate ourselves to those principles, lest our truly exceptional nation perish from this earth.
©2011 Newt Gingrich (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 03-23-12

Ideas and examples for a better America

What made the experience of listening to A Nation Like No Other the most enjoyable?

Having two voices made the experience much better. In fact, I would have liked even more interplay. The positive ideas and examples of same are inspiring.

Have you listened to any of Newt Gingrich and Callista Gingrich ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

This book is proof that there IS a better vision for America than the one we are currently being force-fed by some politicians and the unelected bureaucrats.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nathan on 01-01-12

Great History of American Exceptionalism

What made the experience of listening to A Nation Like No Other the most enjoyable?

Newt provides a bold historical perspective of the history of American Exceptionalism. If you have lost faith in this country and need to reboot your internal Patriotism, this book will do it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Newt highlights many great American figures throughout history.

What does Newt Gingrich and Callista Gingrich bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Newt's bold presence is enjoyable to listen to and makes the historical journey through American history.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This book is so good, you will find great moments throughout the book.

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