How do other countries of the world view America?
Just to redress the balance a little. There are some very negative opinions in the UK about America, but at the same time we seem to eagerly embrace American culture, even to the extent of replacing many of our own words and grammatical forms with American ones (without apparently even being aware of it). And when you see a TV programme which is critical of America, and then get a commercial in which the voice-over is someone speaking with a fake American accent, because it is evidently seen to give credibility, then there is something strange going on. Personally, much as I admire much of the American culture, I would be happier if we weren’t so eager to adopt it and lose our own. My own view is that America is an energetic and vibrant culture, and has given the world a great deal in both the arts and the sciences.
Okay, here’s what I think. America was once great and deserved praise. But that was back in World War Two. We thrived for about a decade after the war and slowly began to fall apart. As for the people, I am ashamed. America isn’t the greatest, but it isn’t the worst. So stop bragging about how we are so great because we aren’t. But then again, stop acting like we are such a horrible nation because you happened to meet one of our not so great people. I honestly think the number one reason our country is in its crippled state, is because our people don’t even have faith in their own country. We can not progress into a brighter future if the people in which our democracy depends on, give up on their own country. As for the arrogant people who say we are so much better than everyone else, stop talking. Seriously. We need to work out our problems. One of which is the fact that people view us as a cocky country. So to the people reading this who are not from The United States of America, I a