Tweeting this led to someone sending me a whole lot of such links. Some of those:
As this tweet put it in perspective:
RT @varungrover: @SundeepDougal Bottom line, Pakistan is doing better than us in most of the liberal arts. #Music #humor #writing #TVdebates
And staying on the subject of freely sharing what one thinks about others, the Letters of Note website decided to put up a letter written by D.H. Lawrence to his friend and mentor, Edward Garnett, where among other things, this is what he says about the people of England:
I had a rather nice letter from somebody — "Hugh Walpole." Is he anybody? Could I wring three ha'porth of help out of his bloody neck. Curse the blasted, jelly-boned swines, the slimy, the belly-wriggling invertebrates, the miserable sodding rotters, the flaming sods, the snivelling, dribbling, dithering palsied pulse-less lot that make up England today. They've got white of egg in their veins, and their spunk is that watery it's a marvel they can breed. They can but frog-spawn — the gibberers! God, how I hate them! God curse them, funkers. God blast them, wish-wash. Exterminate them, slime.
I could curse for hours and hours — God help me.
Read the full letter here