I hate to take again from The Atlantic, a periodical I adore, and you should support it too, but I just read the most impressive piece since the health care one I asked you to read a few months ago. Since it’s on theatlantic.com, I’m plucking it here for you, but if you think America’s going to hell, here’s the learned contrarian view, and god bless us all. If you’re able to abide a long piece — goodbye, Sarah P.! — then please have a read. I beg you.