Can you say in one sentence or less...
Um, you know what I mean.
Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?
Diversity and opportunity.
Freedom and freedom. So let's keep it that way.
自由 还是自由 永远都要自由
The New York Jets.
No, I'm gonna hold you to an answer on that.
What makes America the greatest country in the world?
Well, Lewis and Sharon said it...
diversity and opportunity and freedom and freedom.
I'm not letting you go back to the airport without answering the question.
Well, our Constitution is a masterpiece.
James Madison was a genius.
The Declaration of Independence is, for me,
the single greatest piece of American writing.
You don't look satisfied.
One's a set of laws and the other's a declaration of war.
I want a human moment from you.
What about the people? Why is America...
It's not the greatest country in the world, Professor.
That's my answer.
- You're saying... - Yes.
- Let's talk about... - Fine. Sharon, the NEA is a loser.
-我们来谈... -莎伦 艺术基金会就是个废物
Yeah, it accounts for a penny out of our paycheck,
but he gets to hit you with it any time he wants.
It doesn't cost money, it costs votes.
你们吵来吵去 消耗的不是钱 是一次次投票
It costs airtime and column inches.
You know why people don't like liberals?
Because they lose.
If liberals are so fuckin' smart,
how come they lose so goddamn always?
And with a straight face you're gonna tell students
that America is so star-spangled awesome
that we're the only ones in the world who have freedom?
Canada has freedom. Japan has freedom.
The U.K., France, Italy, Germany,
英国 法国 意大利 德国
Spain, Australia. Belgium has freedom!
西班牙 澳洲 比利时都有自由
207 sovereign states in the world,
like 180 of them have freedom.
- All right... - And, yeah, you, sorority girl.
-好了... -还有你 联谊会女生
Just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day,
there are some things you should know,
and one of them is there is absolutely no evidence to support the statement
that we're the greatest country in the world.
We're seventh in literacy, 27th in math,
22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy,
178th in infant mortality,
third in median household income,
number four in labor force, and number four in exports.
We lead the world in only three categories:
Number of incarcerated citizens per capita,
number of adults who believe angels are real,
and defense spending where we spend
more than the next 26 countries combined,
25 of whom are allies.
Now, none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student,
but you nonetheless are without a doubt
a member of the worst period generation period ever period.
So when you ask what makes us
the greatest country in the world,
I don't know what the fuck you're talking about.
We sure used to be.
We stood up for what was right.
We fought for moral reasons.
We passed laws, struck down laws for moral reasons.
We waged wars on poverty, not poor people.
We sacrificed. We cared about our neighbors.
We put our money where our mouths were and we never beat our chest.
We built great big things,
made ungodly technological advances,
explored the universe, cured diseases,
and we cultivated the world's greatest artists
and the world's greatest economy.
We reached for the stars, acted like men.
We aspired to intelligence. We didn't belittle it.
It didn't make us feel inferior.
We didn't identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election
and we didn't... we didn't scare so easy.
Ahem, we were able to be all these things
and do all these things because we were informed.
By great men, men who were revered.
The first step in solving any problem
is recognizing there is one.
America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.
What the fuck was that?
1.with a straight face: 板着脸，一本正经的
e.g.And with a straight face you're gonna tell students that America is so star-spangled awesome that we're the only ones who have the freedom. 而你居然还一本正经地告诉学生美国已经是世界上独一无二的国家，我们是唯一拥有自由的人！
2. beat our chest: 拍胸脯，打包票
e.g.We never beat our chest. 我们从不空口说大话。
3. off the hook: 脱身，摆脱困境
e.g.I was telling you not to let him off the hook. 我是告诉你不要对他手软。
4. take it out on: 对...发泄
e.g.You blew the interview and you took it out on me. 你自己搞砸了采访还对我撒气。
5. jump a sinking ship: 跳槽
e.g.You're jumping a sinking ship 船一沉你就逃跑了。
6. an axe to grind: 另有所图，别有用心
e.g.Does he have an axe to grind? 她是不是另有所图。
7. get off on the wrong foot 出师不利
e.g.We got off on the wrong foot. 我们一开始进行的不顺