When war was declared, after Pearl Harbor, do you think the concept of American Excellence was a factor in our coming together behind the war effort? As has been shown elsewhere, a good deal of the nation's productivity was put toward the war effort and there seems to me to be a kind of unity or even patriotism that we do not see in the USA today. As the threads here attest to, there is much more talk of the nation's shortcoming, it's mistakes, than any good qualities the nation may possess or may have possessed in the past. What is American Excellence in your opinion? Did this concept effect the way the populous responded to the attack on the nation at Pearl Harbor and our actions thereafter?