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American Bison and Pronghorn Antelopes, Wyoming | July 2018 Andrea Hamilton
UK-based American artists reflect on the US from a distance
Curated by Mary Poelzlbauer
Our country is the best country in the world. We are swimming in prosperity and our President
is the best president in the world. We have larger apples and better cotton and faster and more
beautiful machines. This makes us the greatest country in the world. Unemployment is a myth.
Dissatisfaction is a fable. In preparatory school America is beautiful. It is the gem of the ocean
and it is too bad. It is bad because people believe it all. Because they become indifferent.
Because they marry and reproduce and vote and they know nothing.
– John Cheever, first published in The New Republic in 1930 (when Cheever was 18)