Thursday, May 01, 2008

can you smell the truth? no- it's not just spring

"What kind of relationship do Americans want to build with the world's 6 billion other people in the years ahead? This question is urgent, since the past seven years have seen an unprecedented drop in our country's global favorability rating. In today's hyper-connected world, that has huge consequences for Washington's ability to protect American interests.

To fix this problem, many experts – and even the presidential candidates – are promoting agendas to rebuild America's position of world leadership. They are right to try to repair our image abroad. But their focus on "American leadership" is misplaced. A smarter approach would be for us to build a new relationship with the world that embraces the key principles of human equality and mutual respect among all peoples.

Starting to see themselves as "merely" equal to everyone else may seem slightly scary to some Americans. But history should assure them."

america's apartheid mentality towards the rest of the world

2 comments:

Brother Tim said...

Americans are too arrogant to let a plan like that blossom.

Mary said...

Yes, wouldn't that be nice? Take it down a notch.