‘Does American ‘exceptionalism’ allow the US to be above the law? Is it a cover for the use of force around the world? How can the US support democracy in some cases and tyranny in others? And does Washington evoke ‘exceptionalism’ every time it needs to protect its friends and punish its enemies? CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, David Merkel and Rodney Shakespeare (2 Oct 2013)’.