Surprise. Much as I appreciate a lot of what he has written Wright is not showing himself particularly informed or brilliant in commenting about the United States. Let me propose that to the extent that he or any European theologian has points about problems in American theology they are points which, generally, are about qualities which were transplanted to the Americas from where? Oh, why, that'd be from England and other places. There are many moments where when I hear Europeans critique Americans I hear them critiquing those qualities they believe they have outgrown themselves that they seem to think they still see in us.