Decades ago, there was much to be said about “the ugly American.”
In my humble opinion (a penny for my thoughts), we are seeing “ugly Americans” behave badly as they criticize Amy Coney Barrett’s qualifications to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. How are “people abroad” understanding this fiasco?
A book was published in 1958–titled The Ugly American–and I, for one, saw it in action. I was living in Paris, France, with my U.S. Army soldier husband (1959-1961). Indeed, “Americans abroad” were disrespectful of their host country.