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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    This entire thread is troll-bait; seriously, how can a country be arrogant? The very idea is absurd.

    If you truly desire some form of answer to this question, however, I suggest simply reading some of the more partisan responses in this thread that literally reek of arrogance.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Analyst View Post
    This entire thread is troll-bait; seriously, how can a country be arrogant? The very idea is absurd.

    If you truly desire some form of answer to this question, however, I suggest simply reading some of the more partisan responses in this thread.
    I agree it is a bait thread, however the question surrounding the use of the word "country" can be easily reconciled in ones mind to mean "the collective attitude we have shown the world through our foreign policy."
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    I don't see it that way, foreign policy is one aspect of a country's "persona".
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't see it that way, foreign policy is one aspect of a country's "persona".
    I'm not willing to guess that what's the question meant. If that's the question being asked, it should read that way.

    Otherwise, the OP could simply respond to posts he doesn't like by stating that "wasn't the question they asked". Which is why I believe this is a bait thread.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't see it that way, foreign policy is one aspect of a country's "persona".
    It's the most powerful projection we have as a nation internationally. We elect those that craft the policy, they are our representatives. It's through that policy that our nation officially interacts with the world. Our tourist impact means little in the face of our economic, political, and military activities as they apply to rest of the world.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Analyst View Post
    This entire thread is troll-bait; seriously, how can a country be arrogant? The very idea is absurd.

    If you truly desire some form of answer to this question, however, I suggest simply reading some of the more partisan responses in this thread that literally reek of arrogance.
    It is bait true. But there is a response that does not need to be an assault on one side or the other.

    The country itself cannot be anything. The population of the Us is arogant beyond belief.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    It is bait true. But there is a response that does not need to be an assault on one side or the other.

    The country itself cannot be anything. The population of the Us is arogant beyond belief.
    I made a similar point, but I don't think the population overall is arrogant, although many among us can be at times.
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    Attn2 Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I made a similar point, but I don't think the population overall is arrogant, although many among us can be at times.
    well, is it not human to compare yourself to another? a great deal of people look only on the outside, or cannot size themselves up correctly. who are we to look at ourself and decide if we are better or worse than another? second question: why do we try to?
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    I agree it is a bait thread, however the question surrounding the use of the word "country" can be easily reconciled in ones mind to mean "the collective attitude we have shown the world through our foreign policy."
    I don't know that it is a bait thread. It is a valid question as to how we as a nation and then as a people are perceived by the rest of the world.

    My impression from travels is that most of the world thinks we are arrogant to the max. They don't like the way we look down at everyone and give the idea that we are somehow better.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Cat View Post
    well, is it not human to compare yourself to another? a great deal of people look only on the outside, or cannot size themselves up correctly. who are we to look at ourself and decide if we are better or worse than another? second question: why do we try to?
    It's definitely human nature to compare and contrast, it's when the ego becomes a little too big where arrogance enters into the picture. There are things we as a country are superior at compared to the world and things that need work, but this is for us to individually figure out, and only individuals can be arrogant. We do have some arrogant leadership and have so for years, but, that's for a different thread.
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