Not sure you got the point of my response to Umair’s overblown assertion that America is in collapse. Basically I said America has got a slew of problems, but they are not as bad as they were before, and having problems does not mean the country is anywhere near collapse. America is exceptional as it is defined by ideals and not ethnic or religious identity. It is exceptional for the American Dream of freedom and economic opportunity which has produced the largest economy in the world and raised millions out of poverty. It has attracted millions of immigrants and continues to do so. Improvements are needed, but Americans have viewed their history as an evolution and development toward something better. The US happens to be doing pretty well right now. It’s not collapsing and doesn’t need any heavy dose of socialism.