Interesting response from Mr. Goldsmith on the meaning of America Exceptionalism. He cites another letter which says that we are exceptional due to capitalism and individualism and that the proof is in the economic picture the decades between the 1950s through the 1980s. He says it is pure capitalism at this time, it was not by a long shot Mr. Goldsmith. The federal government still had a strong hand in the economy. It wasn't just in the economy the federal government passed laws that changed civil rights in this nation and women's rights. Those laws changed the dynamics of the work force.