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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The mouse that roared

A 1959 movie starring Peter Sellars based on a 1955 book by Leonard Wibberly. For our purposes the plot is that a tiny (fictional) country decides to declare war on the United States in anticipation of losing and becoming, like Germany and Japan, the beneficiary of American largesse and help.
Ask someone who is old enough to remember the movie if they can imagine any other country playing the role of the US in the film.

1 comment:

  1. After they answer, then consider whether this is an example of American Exceptionalism.