We reached for the stars, and we acted like men. We aspired to intelligence; we didn’t belittle it; it didn’t make us feel inferior.
My wife and I just started watching The Newsroom last night — it’s a fantastic show — and this monologue from the first episode is insanely great. Take the time to read the entire thing, I missed it when the show came out last year, but I suspect it hits even harder for Americans this year.
(Here’s the video if you prefer to listen/watch.)