What’s it going to take for Americans and their political class to grasp that they are not the cool kids of the planet?
“Among the 1.2bn people who inhabit the world’s liberal democracies, three-quarters (75%) now hold a negative view of China, and 87% a negative view of Russia,” the report reads. “However, for the 6.3bn people who live in the rest of the world, the picture is reversed. In these societies, 70% feel positively towards China, and 66% positively towards Russia.”
Antidotes to propaganda and “Three Wise Monkeyism” are my guess.