Monday, July 7, 2014

What makes a great nation?

My daughter just introduced me to the TV series The Newsroom. Besides the same creator, it has similarities to The West Wing: social and political commentary are mixed with drama and (of course) personal relationships.

In the opening scene a college student asks a panel, "What makes America the greatest country on earth?" and gets an answer she did not anticipate.

1 comment:

  1. The primary speaker neglected to mention that the USA has a fifth of the world's GDP. He also made several errors: they still explore the Solar System, they still make laws believing they are moral, and they are better informed now than they have ever been.