On today’s show, Allen Ruff speaks with peace activist David Swanson. Their topic is the myth of American exceptionalism, and the role it plays as a political ideology in justifying militarism and war. David Swanson is a journalist, activist, organizer, and educator. He’s the director of the peace group World Beyond War and is the campaign coordinator for Roots Action. He’s written several titles, including Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union (2009), War Is a Lie (2010), When the World Outlawed War (2011), and War No More: The Case for Abolition (2013).