Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.

May 2013

The Democratic Spirit

May 30, 2013 // Sin Chew Daily - Malaysia - Chinese

There is a 12-hour time difference between the United States and Malaysia, with our day being their night. Our political systems, cultures and politicians’ attitudes certainly create a similar strong contrast

Religions in the Global Village

May 30, 2013 // El País - Spain - Spanish

U.S. diplomacy counts on excellent observers and writers, capable of narrating, like the best journalists, what is happening in the countries where they are stationed. If anyone doubted this, the quality of the secret U.S. Department of State cables, or "Cablegate" — which Wikileaks published starting in December [Read more]

Image of US in Hollywood

May 30, 2013 // al-Watan - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

In our culture, art is considered only a form of entertainment and even more so a luxurious form of leisure. It is not like that in advanced societies. Let us take movies as an example. Some see Hollywood as a tool in the media hegemony, as Mr. Noam Chomsky does. Others consider it to be a huge machine propagating [Read more]

California Meetings Go Beyond Diplomatic Visit

May 30, 2013 // Beijing Times - China - Chinese

Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to the U.S. is breaking away from traditional diplomatic behavior. However, in some ways, this makes the visit even more worthwhile. In this relaxed environment, the heads of state can more easily understand each other’s ideas.

The Telephone Rang And Rang

May 30, 2013 // La Prensa - Nicaragua - Spanish

Americans who watched TV in 2008 will certainly remember Hillary Clinton’s commercial against Barack Obama when they were both running for the Democratic presidential nomination: A phone was ringing in semi-darkness and no one picked it up, while a voice wondered what would happen if, in the early morning, an [Read more]

An Inconsistent Step

May 30, 2013 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

The Boy Scouts of America has declared a change in its bylaws for young members, yet it essentially continues to discriminate.

Obama in Trouble

May 30, 2013 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

The last thing the president needs is to give life to the leaderless Republican Party.
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