posted by Dave Hoffman
Some worry that American political culture is hopelessly depraved, bitter, and nasty. Those pessimists’ horizons are, I think, too narrow. Take, for example, New Zealand, where one member of parliament giving the finger to another in live session was merely the fourth worse public insult of the year, according to a recent poll.
I will say, that any country who puts this dolphin-hurts-woman story as the lead of a major paper is worth visiting.
(Sorry, for what it is worth, about the low posting ratio. I’ve been very busy. Hopefully, the tedium of grading will motivate me to post more this week.)