Mr. Putin, you writing about dangerous exceptionalism is priceless, coming from one of the most dangerously unexceptional leaders on the planet. Time and again Mr. Putin, you have proven yourself to be nothing more than a thug. Your recent campaign of hatred launched against your own gay and lesbian citizens is more revealing of your true nature and motives than this duplicitous attempt to manipulate the very exceptionally hopeful, kind, and generous Americans whom you disparage as "dangerous". You are very clever to use this line of reasoning to speak to us at this time when we are tired of standing up to despots like you who seek nothing but the power to dominate all. I for one, am not fooled. Not one bit.