Between what’s ‘good’ and what’s ‘great,’ there’s a vast difference being overlooked. Often they’re lumped in with the likes of ‘high, higher, highest.’
But if closely examined, the distinction can be seen right away. The United States is a great nation, but then so is China, Russia and France, to select a few in the recent news. But more importantly, the U.S., with its historical warts and all, is a good nation.
A nation’s goodness isn’t necessarily measured by its size, its military strength or even its past mistakes, but by the fact it’s a positive force in the world.