Tom Usher wrote or added | This offends me because so many of the Jews who have supported Elena Kagan are Zionists who support Israel in doing everything that runs exactly contrary to the laudable aspects about some WASP's cited in this article. It also offends me because it doesn't condemn the ethnocentricity that has given rise to the demise of those more ethical WASP's. It only hopes that the better cultural traits will remain supported even in the face of Zionism and neoconservatism.
The current banker takeover of the nation, the current environmental disaster in the Gulf, the current sanctions against Iran, the current wars and mini-wars all over the place don't suggest that the US has improved while old-style WASP's (non-"Christian Zionists") have declined. It is true things have improved in some very important areas, but the backsliding in others seem to offset so much of the gains in others.
Let's do away with racist, nationalist, fascist Zionism and neoconservatism and neoliberal economics worldwide. Those changes would greatly improve the world and US.