#PUTIN on American exceptionalism

BY newsdesk  September 12, 2013 at 11:34 AM EDT

“It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”

– Russian President Vladimir Putin in his New York Times opinion piece.