The Hatred of Americans

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Recently, through events such as the Iraqi war, Americans have slowly started to realize that majority of the world harbors feelings of ill will toward them. I agree with half the statement that Arundhati Roy makes in his article The Algebra of Infinite Justice , “The American people ought to know that it is not them, but their government’s policies, that are so hated” (Roy 396). I think that people around the world dislike the policies that America stands by, but I also think that those same people hate Americans and their mentalities about the rest of the world. These issues are quite connected. I believe that America is gaining an “isolationist attitude” (Granitsas 78), which is leading America to an indifferent approach to foreign affairs, causing a hatred of Americans and their government by the rest of the world. First of all, America and its citizens have grown indifferent to the rest of the world and its different cultures. The trends in the American media show us that they do not spend as much time and effort on reporting on foreign affairs. Alkman Granitsas, an American-born journalist, mentions that “according to a 2004 Columbia University survey, the presence of foreign news stories in American newspapers has been dropping since the late 1980’s. In 1987, overseas news accounted for about 27 percent of the front page stories in American newspapers… By 2003, foreign news accounted for just 21 percent of front page stories, while coverage of domestic affairs more than doubled over the
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