What We Think of America
May 11, 2002 12:04 AM   Subscribe

What We Think of America Twenty-four writers drawn from many countries describe the part America has played in their lives—for better or worse—and deliver their estimate of the good and the bad it has done as the world's supreme political, military, economic and cultural power.
posted by semmi (6 comments total)
Also check out Who’s ugly now? In this Spectator (UK) article, Mark Steyn argues that Americans are more compassionate and law-abiding than violent and cynical Europeans.
posted by semmi at 12:10 AM on May 11, 2002

Previous, albeit very empty, thread.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:16 AM on May 11, 2002

I beg your pardon.
posted by y2karl at 3:13 AM on May 11, 2002

Better intro-- will anyone bite this time?
"Indifference to World Opinion Makes U.S. Leadership Dependent on Military Might"
posted by sheauga at 6:21 AM on May 11, 2002

I missed it the first time around. Fascinating stuff thanks for the link.
posted by onegoodmove at 10:16 AM on May 11, 2002

I am terribly biased, short-sighted, overly patriotic, blind to The Others--but I love the hell out of this country. I get angry when we do dumb or stupid or crass things but overall, we have done more good in the world than any country to date. Prove me wrong on this! (yes, we have done some harm etc)
posted by Postroad at 2:22 PM on May 11, 2002

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