An international survey has found that Canada is the country with the best reputation in the world, out of 55. The US is…22nd. I can’t imagine why.
Well, maybe I can. I suspect that having a high standard of living isn’t so impressive when everyone can see we’re busily demolishing its foundation, and that we use our wealth to bully the world.
Also, when they surveyed Americans on what is the most admirable country in the world, we ranked ourselves at #6 — and we probably got that high in our own estimation largely because of the blinkered fanatics who bleat about American exceptionalism all the time, and are our own major obstacle to actually correcting our flaws.