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Old 12-29-2015, 12:24 AM
 
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Americans do a reasonable amount of overseas travel and show a decent amount of interest in foreign countries, considering that United States is geographically isolated compared to countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Schools used to teach world history, geography and more about other countries.

Now it seems that they have to spend all their time teaching kids to read, write and do arithmetic.

It's too bad. But that's the way it is.

There are a lot of poor people in this country (many of them both legal and illegal immigrants), and lots of kids in school who do not speak English as their primary language.

Just getting them through the basics is hard enough, never mind teaching them foreign languages and financing semesters or years abroad in foreign countries.

If being cosmopolitan is the test for leadership, Europe is well qualified.

But, thanks to two world wars started in Europe, they lost that leadership opportunity.
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Old 12-29-2015, 07:01 AM
 
Location: USA
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The important politician today of USA have global responsibilities and usually commit very serious mistakes
because they judge the world only through their culture and do not see other ways of thinking of other radically different cultures .For this it is imperative they travel and they live a certain time in other continents
And it is not enough to have expert advisors.
Besides perhaps because USA it is a very large country the Americans tend to think that think in all World
as in USA and that is the Normal.-
Non-starter.. This is why we have subject-matter experts, and specialization.
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Old 12-29-2015, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The important politician today of USA have global responsibilities and usually commit very serious mistakes
because they judge the world only through their culture and do not see other ways of thinking of other radically different cultures .For this it is imperative they travel and they live a certain time in other continents
And it is not enough to have expert advisors.
Besides perhaps because USA it is a very large country the Americans tend to think that think in all World
as in USA and that is the Normal.-
No they don't have global responsibilities. That's just a media buzzword.
They have responsibilities to their constituents, period. The more they stay out of the "global" garbage the better it is for everyone concerned. They've run this country into the ground with their controlling big government agendas and you want them to get involved with the rest of the world? What do you have against mankind?
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