It’s July 4th here but still yesterday in the USA so I’m getting in early in wishing them a happy Independence Day.
When I was studying in Spain I was bemused by the Anti-Americanism among many of my fellow students who came from all parts of the world.
A lot of it seemed to be based on envy of its power. One day I said to the Europeans, it was the united bit which gave the USA its power and that Europe could be as powerful if they provided a united front.
“But,” one replied, “They have many states under one government, we have many countries, each with an independent government,. The European Union provides economic unity but we’ll never be able to provide a really united front.”