Their America is devoted to significant expressions (speeches, essays, political cartoons, fiction, news stories, etc.) about America by non-Americans. Our major objective is to create a global, synoptic site for Their America, an unpolemical, informative, and provocative resource not just for ‘American Studies’ scholars around the world, but for anyone interested in studying and debating the international reputation of the United States. We seek to explore a country no less strange and uncharted than America itself once was: their America, the nation and peoples of the United States as they exist in the hearts and minds of others.
(We’re looking, in particular, for suggestions about the most influential expressions about America by non-Americans — tell us what should be in our archives, and why, in the regional “Founders” sections of our forums.)
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BEIJING (Xinhua) — What we can conclude from most of the Hollywood movies is that the Americans have always wanted to play the role of the great savior of the world. However, they often seem to forget that such a mindset does not hold water in real life.
Almost 13 years have passed since the United States waged a full-swing war against the al-Qaida terrorist group in Afghanistan right after the 9/11 attacks, and 11 years have gone since it set foot on Iraq.
Yet, the two nations and the region as a whole are still struggling in the quagmire of wars and their people living in nightmares, while the great horror brought by sprawling extreme terrorism remains and deepens.
Now, with the al-Qaida offshoot Islamic State (IS) wrecking havoc in Iraq and neighboring Syria, Washington is apparently embarking an equally dangerous and futile path.
President Barack Obama, fully complacent of the U.S. international appeal and military prowess, has made a shortcut around the United Nations(UN) and began to rally international support to build a U.S.-led coalition aimed at destroying what he called “the network of death.” […]
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