OK, guess I have to take back my snide comment about Canadians. In a time when Americans are being lectured about the need to understand other countries and cultures, it's refreshing to read something by someone trying to understand Americans:
My most general sense remains, that it's the world that is going to hell, and America that is the last tenuous bastion of sanity. The spirit of anti-Americanism that is abroad, is part of the disease. It is not a cure for anything.