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'I Was Embarrassed' To Be An American Abroad

Howard Fineman | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

I'm headed back to Washington knowing what I had guessed when I left town: that the so-called fiscal cliff "talks" would still be going when I got home. I'm returning with useful, nagging questions ringing in my ears from Kiwis and visitors alike.

Remembering American Heroes

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Roth

Richard Reeves' Daring Young Men takes us back to a time when the American commitment to freedom was exemplified by its military in ways that aroused admiration at home and abroad.

The Din of Democracy

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

One has to wonder just how appealing the din of American democracy is when heard from across the ocean. Rather than a "Beacon of Hope" it may seem more like a third rate "Battle of the Bands."

An American Brand the World Already Believes In

Aaron Sherinian and Tom Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aaron Sherinian and Tom Miller

One of the world's great ironies is that America, the country that perfected the art of the brand, is often unable to channel its positive marketing power with foreign audiences

Barack and Slumdog

Nathan Gardels and Mike Medavoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels and Mike Medavoy

If politics in the information age is about whose story wins, then, given this reality, America's storytellers -- Hollywood -- have a starring role in defining America's presence globally.

Twilight, Britney Spears and Grand Theft Auto: The Key to Obama's Foreign Policy?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

Instead of showcasing the creativity, diversity and openness of American society, we have been arrogantly lecturing the rest of humanity about freedom and democracy.