Charles Krauthammer recently died. This is his view of the United States

“America is the only country ever founded on an idea. The only country that is not founded on race or even common history. It’s founded on an idea and the idea is liberty. That is probably the rarest phenomena in the political history of the world; this has never happened before. And not only has it happened, but it’s worked. We are the most flourishing, the most powerful, most influential country on Earth with this system, invented by the greatest political geniuses probably in human history.” — Charles Krauthammer

“…..not founded on race?”. “……..”founded on liberty?” Mr. Krauthammer was a very prominent political commentator with a great command of English and political rhetoric, a product of Oxford (I encountered him in his wheelchair at a dinner once, a propos of nothing). Clearly, he truly believed what he said, erasing from his mind the centuries of oppression of black Americans. He seemed totally indifferent to the political corruption caused by money in politics (the result his party’s policies), the emergence of a powerful and ruthless oligarchy, the dissolution of the American Dream, the effects of continual, non-stop and incompetently run wars that have made the country so deeply indebted…. no need to go on. He and his like are blinkered, and while they cannot see the obvious that the rest of us can see, the country will continue on its downward path. The Chinese must be laughing at us.

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