E. L. Doctorow offers a primer on how make America unexceptional:
TO achieve unexceptionalism, the political ideal that would render the United States indistinguishable from the impoverished, traditionally undemocratic, brutal or catatonic countries of the world, do the followingThere are four phases. The rest are here.
PHASE ONEIf you’re a justice of the Supreme Court, ignore the first sacrament of a democracy and suspend the counting of ballots in a presidential election. Appoint the candidate of your choice as president.
Whaddaya know! We're already there.