THE U.S./FONZIE CONNECTION: Jonah Goldberg’s latest essay is called “Not Getting America”. He writes:
my point is simply this: Saying we rule the world doesn’t make it so. We don’t rule the world. We lead the world-this is a huge distinction to people who live outside the intellectual menagerie of an Ivy League English department. If the coolest guy in school wears a leather jacket and all the other kids follow suit, that’s hardly the same thing as the coolest guy forcing them at gunpoint to buy a leather jacket from him.
It’s actually a very good piece–do check it out.