Sir Lawrence Freedman, KCMG, CBE, PC, FBA, professor of war studies at King’s College London and author of the recently published Strategy: A History, is way smarter than you are. So when he says that “the United States has been not only the most powerful but also the most intellectually innovative country in recent times,” well, you can pretty much take that to the bank.
But if you need more than a Brit with fancy titles to convince you how freakin’ awesome we are, look no further than SPAM™-flavored macadamia nuts. The Los Angeles Times cautions its readers that “if you’re imagining little pink nuts covered in some sort of Spam meat dust, you should be warned that there is no actual Spam in, on, or around the nuts”; somehow, though, I feel even more patriotic knowing that the flavor comes from a “special Hormel seasoning blend.”
God bless America.