Are you tired of America bashing? If you are, refresh yourself by reading Edward Bernard Glick’s article explaining why you probably shouldn’t take it all that seriously:
When European intellectuals and their U.S. counterparts proclaim that the peoples of the world hate the U.S., they have it backwards. Americans are not the ones who are paying fortunes of money to be smuggled into other countries. Do Europeans see Floridians rafting to Cuba in order to live under Fidel Castro? Do they see Texans crossing dangerous deserts in order to work in Mexico? Do they see Canadians spending their winters in the Sudan and Saudi Arabia, instead of Florida, Arizona, and California?
We should certainly look for the few grains of wheat in the constant stream of European chaff thrown our way, but we make a terrible mistake if we allow ourselves to fall into paroxysms of self-loathing because the British, fed on their unrelentingly anti-American BBC diet, don’t like us today.