"I think it's only in a crisis that Americans see other people. It has to be an American crisis, of course. If two countries fight that do not supply the Americans with some precious commodity, then the education of the public does not take place. But when the dictator falls, when the oil is threatened, then you turn on the television and they tell you where the country is, what the language is, how to pronounce the names of the leaders, what the religion is all about...The whole world takes an interest int his curious way Americans educate themselves."
>people are self-interested and don't want to be poor
>sometimes they're even disingenuous!
Wow no way. Fiction authors thinking they're ahead of the curve in political commentary is always laughable.
"Their theory that capitalism is the ultimate has been shaken, and socialist development has experienced a miracle. Western capitalism has suffered reversals, a financial crisis, a credit crisis, a crisis of confidence, and their self-conviction has wavered. Western countries have begun to reflect, and openly or secretively compare themselves against China's politics, economy and path."
Interesting byproduct of living in a self absorbed society.
I hope this isn't part of some sanctimonious "ohhh if only Americans educated themselves about the world, things would be SO different..." public chastising.
>Bundy was always surprised when anyone noticed that one of his victims was missing, because he imagined America to be a place where everyone is invisible except to themselves. And he was always astounded when people testified that they had seen him in incriminating places, because Bundy did not believe people noticed each other.