ElizaG Posted August 5, 2012 Share Posted August 5, 2012 I was thinking about the way some people are convinced that society in their own era is uniquely bad (either in some area of life, or in general). If they're presented with historical evidence that suggests otherwise, they tend to brush it aside. And some of them seem to be in the habit of using the supposed "unique awfulness of these times" as a justification for not trying ordinary everyday measures to improve their lives. So my question is: what is the name for this fixed belief? (Apart from annoying, I mean. ;)) My Google-fu is not working for this topic. Wikipedia has it listed as a type of exceptionalism, which makes sense -- but when I searched, I could only find pages about American exceptionalism, which is a whole different thing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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