The American Idol. If you think Germany is turning anti-American, pay attention to what happened last month when Bill Clinton visited Berlin. By Thomas L. Friedman. [New York Times: Opinion]
If I’ve learned anything from living abroad, it’s that while other nations often make fun of or scoff at America’s naðve optimism, deep down they envy that optimism and rue the day we would give it up and adopt the tragic European view of history.