Wmtc friend and reader M@ posted (in comments) a link to a CBC radio interview with Kurt Vonnegut. I highly recommend it.
The great Mr Vonnegut describes the United States as I know it. His view is dark, but it's hard to argue with it.
Click here and scroll down to "Part 3". (Psst... G, there's something special in it for you.)
Many thanks to M@.