Usually when people say why they don’t like America, it tends to feel like a “grass is greener on the other side” type of attitude. I’m not saying this country is perfect, I’m saying that when most people complain about it and say they want to move to, say, Europe, or Japan, to get away from the parts they’re complaining about, either those areas are also bad wherever they want to move to, or the thing they complained about yesterday is just as bad or worse there. Basically, no country is perfect.
But this article (which isn’t framed as what I was just talking about, but it does work in that context), raises some good points about one aspect of society (arguably the most important one), where American cultural attitudes really fail in comparison to a lot of other places.
That said, the last two paragraphs are horrible, and give off an attitude just as annoying as the “grass is greener” one, and even more ubiquitous; the “oh no, our group is under attack, let’s create even more subdivisions amongst ourselves and exclude them,” (with the added bonus of “True Art is…”)
But except for those two paragraphs, it’s a good article.