"These books see America as an idea rather than a place because the authors don’t understand place and have probably never been to an American place they were inclined to stay in. They would get a rash in real places like Tobaccoville, N.C., Haverhill, N.H. or Luckenbach, Texas, where Waylon, Willie and the boys hang."Unfortunately for Bernie, Mr. Steyn actually works in Haverhill, New Hampshire. In fact, it's where he and his family live.
The comments are just as rich, one of which points out that Mr. Quigley's referral to Luckenbach, Texas as real America can only result from his having no experience with Luckenbach. It seems Luchanbach is a ghost town, the Waylon Jennings song being the only reason it still exists as a tourist attraction.