Americans see history as a straight line and themselves standing at the cutting edge of it as representatives for all mankind. They believe in the future as if it were a religion; they believe that there is nothing they cannot accomplish, that solutions wait somewhere for all problems, like brides.

Frances FitzGerald (b. 1940) American journalist and author
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (1972)
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