If I find Derrida a little longwinded does that make me American? According to the man himself, it probably does. Below we find the philosopher talking about directness that Americans have that doesn't seem to allow for the contextual complexity that seems so important to French thinking. "It happens in radio or televised interviews with hurried, manipulative journalists who think that because someone is a philosopher, you can suddenly ask them about Being. As if you can push a button and there's a readymade discussion." Derrida says that cinema, as nurtured by Americans, is a good example of this--that you can say "action" and people will start talking and moving. Watch in full via Youtube below.