A conversation between TNI and the authors of The Chosen Peoples, Todd Gitlin and Liel Leibovitz. Their book addresses the controversial and emotionally fraught question of Israel and the United States' exceptionalism as two countries not only with a unique friendship but also national histories founded on divine missions. The New Inquiry's Mary Borkowski and Sarah Leonard had the pleasure of speaking with the authors in December. Leibovitz and Gitlin, just as their rousing and energetic book, are well able to speak for themselves. We hope you listen.