We introduce our culture to our new immigrants each day through television. Just for a moment, imagine you are a young person from Africa or South America, a new American. You come here and put on the TV, for even the most innocent know that TV is America and America is TV, and you want to learn quickly. What you see is an obvious and embarrassing obsession with sex, with violence, with sexual dysfunction.
I'm not certain I like the idea of all the US being judged by what gets televised of Paris Hilton on the tube.
And her concluding point that if we were to try harder to be better, if we were to try harder to be and seem as great as we are, we wouldn't have to bray so much about the superiority of our system, I'd like to see amended. If we were to try harder to be better, if we were to try harder to be and seem as great as we are, we wouldn't have to try to bring liberal democracy to other countries at gunpoint.
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