Praise from the Mother Country

"America today, with its 260 million people, its splendid cities, its vast wealth, and its unrivaled power, is a human achievement without parallel. That achievement — the transformation of a mostly uninhabited wilderness into the supreme national artifact of history — did not come about without heroic sacrifice and great sufferings stoically endured, many costly failures, huge disapointments, defeats, and tragedies…..The great American republican experiment is still the cynosure of the world’s eyes. It is still the first, best hope for the human race. Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint an expectant humanity."

A History of the American People by Paul Johnson