Jun 11, 2007

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It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self- conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them.
-- Henry James

2 comments:

HumboldtsClio said...

I think that Americans in general suffer from some sort of inferiority complex when it comes to our place in the world. Perhaps psychologically, we still wonder if we belong in such a prominent place. We are still very young, as countries go.

Man with the Muck-rake said...

and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them.


This 'belief' is, in fact, fact.