"Here in America, we seem to be more interested in finishing first than we are in figuring out what race we ought to be in." - David J. Rothkopf
This is, without question, one of the smartest, informative articles I've read in a long time. I strongly suggest you read it, regardless of your political leanings. It just makes sense. And it does so by comparing this country with other's in the world in a way that many Americans are unwilling or unable to do. It explains many of our current problems - or rather our inability to fix our problems. We are chasing the wrong dream.