Thursday, February 17, 2011

Patriotism Is Apparently an Affliction Only Affecting English-Speakers

I found this quite strange - not that the U.S. is the 2nd most patriotic country in the world (behind Venezuela) - I always knew that we were one of the #1 countries at claiming that we are #1, even though we are actually far from #1 in a number of important areas, such as health and health outcomes, K-12 education, and working conditions.

What I found most interesting was that among Western democracies, 4 of the top 5 most patriotic countries are English-speaking:

So, dear readers, I ask you - what is it about English-speakers that make them the most prone to say that they are better than everyone else? And what's wrong with Great Britain and Ireland that they aren't up at the top with the rest of us English-speakers?

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