Is America known for its humility? Fuck no! It's known for its nukes, unabashed consumerism, Big Gulps, testosterone-fueled military policy, and oversized SUVs. But we didn't win the Space Race by being cocky. Nay, we won it by our superior intellectual talent, unbridled access to raw materials (achieved by winning military, economic, and supply chain wars), and tax funding based on a thriving post-war middle class. We're not cocky. Just...better.