We take a break from a detailed exegesis of a 40-year-old paper for a brief political message.
Freakonomics did a poll to come up with a slogan for this country, and the winner was America: Our Worst Critics Prefer To Stay. I can get behind that. I’ve avoided criticizing my hosts for twenty years, and that ends now.
Yesterday I stood in a room with 42 people from 25 countries on five continents; they all put in the considerable time and effort it takes to become American citizens. Unlike the vast majority of Americans, they chose to be here. And anyone who tells you that they are in any way whatsoever not “real Americans” is selling something that I don’t buy.
Next time: back to type inference and formal semantics!