Now none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you nonetheless are, without a doubt, a member of the worst (period) generation (period) ever (period). So when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about.
Will McAvoy/Jeff Daniels - The Newsroom - pilot episode
[Disclaimer: The show is set in 2010. Some of the figures are off by now, some even worse than listed. Others - infant mortality, for instance, which is markedly better than 178th - are off whether then or now. The general picture remains the same, however: we hold dismal delusions of grandeur.)