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Thread #60584   Message #972462
Posted By: Amos
25-Jun-03 - 11:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: What the world thinks of America
Subject: RE: BS: What the world thinks of America
Anyone who tries to attribute a singular point of view to an unbounded generalization -- such as "the world" -- is trying to make matters worse.

There is no "world" opinion. Opinions are generated and held by individuals. Let's not lose sight of waht these terms mean, eh?

Nor is there some large collectivity called America which acts with a single will.

These gross, hamhanded generalities simply spin things up, which is kind of what they are meant to do.