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A smattering of anecdotes and you're 'well aware of how the rest of the world views the U.S.'.

Reminds me of the story of the psychoanalyst who, when presented with a patient profile, announced that this was clearly a case of 'X' diagnosed on the basis of his "1000-fold experience". "And I suppose", remarked his colleague, "the next diagnosis will be on the basis of your 1001-fold experience."

It may be possible to say there is a general view as to how the rest of the world views the U.S. but I can’t see how you can make that conclusion from the evidence you've reported.

I'm sorry--was that an anecdote you used to make your point?

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