Brand New Presentation! Learn why “American Exceptionalism” is not an arrogant phrase. This phrase, first coined by Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville in his The Republic of the United States of America simply means that our system of freedom and our values have produced something exceptional; not perfect, not infallible, and certainly not indestructible, but something exceptional, meaning different results than any other nation in history. Another way to say it would be to say that the American experiment in freedom has been extraordinary, which means EXTRA-ordinary, or NOT ordinary, not normal, beyond normalŠ—_something different. Find out what principles have been applied to make our nation successful and the stories of of individuals who have applied these principles personally to benefit people throughout the world. DVD and MP3 audio combination set. 60 minutes.