The United States' exceptional economic and military power is unmatched by another other nation. France's health care system may be the best that government money can buy. But in an increasingly connected and sophisticated world, other countries -- especially those in the developing world -- are making great leaps and bounds in policy, education, culture and innovation that will give places like France and the U.S. a run for its money.
"American exceptionalism" is not so exceptional anymore. Some even say it's a myth. Knowing that one nation can't possibly know it all, leaders and policymakers can learn a lesson or two from the best practices of other countries that do it better.