Friday, May 6, 2011

It's a quirk of the American character.* Even those of us very critical of our country's direction tend to react very defensively when outsiders criticize it, even when we might not actually disagree.

[* - And many, many others, of course. I've been told more than once that the English character is often the polar opposite: strong internal commitment to the nation, with lots of public self-deprecation.]

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