“But I’ve come to believe conservatives are right. They do love America more. Sure, we liberals claim that our love is deeper because we seek to improve the United States by pointing out its flaws. But calling your wife fat isn’t love. True love is the blind belief that your child is the smartest, cutest, most charming person in the world, one you would gladly die for. I’m more in ‘like’ with my country

I asked Beck why Democrats rarely share his overwhelming sense of American exceptionalism and Francophobia. ‘I think it’s because in the late 1800s up until the 1930s, the progressive movement started to think the European ideals are pretty good, that it’s one big world,’ he said. ‘Well, it’s not. If you look at all the countries like people, there are differences between people. And I happen to like this person the best.’ When I look at the countries like people, I love Sweden the best.”