American Exceptionalism

May 1978
National Review;5/26/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 21, p637
The article reports on the survey regarding American exceptionalism as nuisance of Marxist theory. The survey conducted by the "New York Times" and the CBS News confirmed that American exceptionalism is the bane of Marxist theory. The survey also shows that at least two percent of Americans describe themselves as upper class while eight percent as lower class. The remainder describes themselves as either belonging to no class or somewhere in the middle.


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