Curiously, after spending three hundred pages making the United States sound like Calcutta, [Pat] Buchanan wraps up his book with a one-sentence paragraph about what a beautiful country this is. Speakers at the Republican National Convention do the same thing: Once they’ve finished telling us that the United States is a shithole, they wrap up their speeches with claims that the United States of America is unique in the world, a shining example to other nations, and the greatest country on earth. Oh, and god bless America.

Dan Savage, Skipping Towards Gomorrah