11.13.2008

Brits Know More

I knew this already, but spending five days with lots of Brits
cemented it for me: we Americans are globally stupid. The Brits who
spent five days with me in LA at a British-American leadership
exchange overwhelmingly knew more about American politics and history
than I did. And what little I knew about British and European current
events from reading the Economist hardly allowed me to make all but
the smallest contributions to any conversations on such topics. And I
would consider myself relatively more well-informed than the typical
American. I still think the US is the greatest nation on earth, as do
the Brits; but we really have to do something about our global
ignorance.
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