I had a recent encounter in a history class in which my professor put a quote up from Lynn Cheney. First off, let me say that the quote was not put in any sort of context. Essentially, Mrs. Cheney was saying that American History serves the purpose of teaching our youth that America was/is the greatest country in the world. Upon seeing the quote, several students in the class began to protest, the most outspoken of whom equated Lynn Cheney to the “American version of a Nazi.” Clearly, this guy did not read my article about being cynical, but I’ll let it slide. It is extremely sad to me that someone cannot make a statement about the greatness of america without being called a propagandist or even a “nazi.” What’s so wrong about believing that America is the best country? Call it ignorance, if you want. I call it pride.