The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20255   Message #209999
Posted By: Bill D
10-Apr-00 - 10:53 PM
Thread Name: Do Americans know?
Subject: RE: Do Americans know?
what gets judged is the most 'visible' aspects of ANY country...Government and tourists and famous personages.
...and very few countries come off terribly well in those matters. The USA, though, being so large and such a force in the world gets a lot of exposure of its more embarassing elements. (Being subjected to American TV programs and Govt programs would set anyone's teeth on edge)!

Also, there is, in many parts of the world, a general POLICY of running down America for political and social and religious purposes. I do imagine, though, that there are always those who try to judge people on their own merits, and not assume that all Americans exemplify the worst aspects of the culture.