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"At its best, American individualism is not about the aggrandizement of the self or the acquiescent assumption that everybody simply has a right to think what they want. Rather, it stresses that our convictions are our own, and should be held as seriously as any other possessions. Or, as Nietzsche imagined philosophers would one day say, “ ‘My judgment is my judgment’: no one else is easily entitled to it.”

Well if the latter part of the paragraph above is not individualism, self aggrandizement and everyone's right to think what they want then I don't know what is. The second half of the paragraph is a confirmation of the first