America is the only country that went from barbarism to
decadence without civilization in between.
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered.
I myself would say that it has merely been detected.
When good Americans die, they go to Paris
In America, the President reigns for four years and
journalism governs forever and ever.
There is much to be said in favor of modern journalism.
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us
in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Of course America had often been discovered before
Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
-- Oscar Wilde