Monday, September 26, 2005

The big picture

...isn't America hated around the world? By the elites and chattering classes of many countries, yes, and by much of the American elite and chattering class as well. But we are not competing in a popularity contest. In a unipolar world, the single superpower will always arouse envy and dislike. The relevant question is if we can live safely in the world; the French may dislike us, but we can live comfortably with France. The recent Pew Trust polls showing diminishing support for Islamist terrorism in Muslim countries indicate things are moving in the right direction. The increasing interweaving of China into the international economy suggests China may not be a military threat. A world spinning out of control? No, it is more like a world moving, with some backward steps, in the direction we want.

1 Comment:

splugy said...

Has the author been talking to Mr. Pangloss?

We have to keep quiet about the good news. If the idiots on the left ever figure this out what will they have to rant about?

I recall something about idle havds and the devil.