The show is based around a real problem, the low level of public political discourse in the US and the shifting of the news towards entertainment and sensationalism. The premise of the show actually isn't that Americans are idiots but that they don't get informed by the news anymore the way they used to be. Generally speaking, of course. Sorkin thinks they've grown complacent and have been fooled by the media into being little consumers who don't care about the world around them. But he also believes that they can be great again if they choose to be and if they grow aware of their situation. Some of these tendencies can be found in other countries as well. Besides, many of us have witnessed the decline of the US news. We admired CNN for its coverage of the previous Iraq War but now it's all about reading tweets and e-mails by the audience out loud. It's entirely possible that the show won't have mass appeal abroad. In my country, The West Wing flopped while it got lots of critical acclaim in the UK. These things are hard to predict. This is a question mostly American seem to be concerned with. I don't think there is such a thing. There are many countries where one can live in freedom, peace and prosperity.