Re: Greatest, Ever?

by Jonah Goldberg

Rich – Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t all of the other reasonable contenders for the title of greatest country ever also have slavery at one point or another, too. It doesn’t excuse America embracing the hateful institution, and you could certainly argue — I would — that a nation born with our ideals deserves more criticism than say, Ancient Rome or Russia, for falling short. But if the point is to say that slavery (or “neo-slavery” whatever that is) disqualifies America, it disqualifies pretty much everyone else, too. As for r

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