Being American is fun, sometimes.
The feeling of talking to a foreign friend visiting who’s never been here before is pretty incredible. It makes the horribleness of domestic politics, policy, and society feel less like a weight. Stories like this one remind me of American okayness. We could be worse, and I’m so glad we’re not.
Amazing piece, by the way. The next three months are going to be hellish, so I’m probably gonna come back to this one while in the trenches of election discourse.