September 23, 2010 2:40pm CST
I wanted Americans to give a shoutout to America by posting what they believe the best thing about America is.
• United States
23 Sep 10
america is the land of the free and the home of the brave smartest country in the world
24 Sep 10
I apologise in advance for only focusing on negatives, but I have little doubt they'll be plenty of advocates for the USA coming along shortly. I'm afraid however I cannot hold America up as a paragon of achievement until it resolves its staggering racial inequalities and prejudices, nor until it educates its population well enough that they look to base their opinions on facts and evidence and not blind invocation of dogma. Please note I don't wish to suggest the USA is homogenous in these respects but the problems mentioned are prevalent enough, I think, to warrant a criticism of the country as a whole.