Let me say first of all that I do not think that the whole world hates America. I also do not think that the most ardent anti-American beliefs are focused on us as individual citizens of America.
Rather, they are focused on the size of America, the fact that it may now be the only global superpower, on its military history and the enviable success of its economy and its culture. America is now and has been many things to many people in this world.
But unlike Great Britain and France and Spain, it is not now, nor has it ever been, an empire, which controls and indeed subjugates the citizens of that empire’s colonies.
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